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liailwny Map of tla- UiiilcJ Si.itci 
Map of tin- Sliilo of liKli:ill:l 
t^iotional Map of Wabusll L'oaiity 



TOWKSHIP MAI'S. 



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VILLAGE AND TOWN PLANS. 

America °° 

Asbland (.<.r La Fontaine) 68 

BelJen " 

Dora M 

Ijamsville 26 

LaFontatne 58 

UQro 38 

Laketon "» 

Liberty Mills 2? 

Liucolnville ?9 

Mt. Vernon 68 

Kew Harriaburg 26 

" Holland 89 

" Madison 27 

North Manchester 33 

Boann 2i 

Book Valley P. 39 

Somerset 68 

South AV abash 3^ 

Slockdnle 39 

Urbana 27 

Wabasb City •IT 



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l-.\n. Chris. 
Kail, Julni , 
Karr. Mrs. M W. 
Uiihbar.l, San.l. . 
LuiianaCoKogoof Fine Aru 
Kuippk-, J. F. . 
LaumlcriUartcr 
Lincolnville School-House 
Lukons, .Tor.aa . 
Mason, Warreji . 

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McL.nin, B. W. . 
Ply i Nye . 
itow, Lewis 
Boss, Jim P. 
South Wabash Academy 
Scott, Jountlian . 

" C. R. 
Stewart, Robert . 
Thomas, Jacob . 
Wilson. Mrs. Clara C. 



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BIOGEAPHICAL SKETCHES. 



HISTORICAL MATTER. 



General and Dccripiive 
The Primitive Inhabitants . 
The Wabash and Erie Canal 
Organization of th j County 
Lost for a Lifetime 
Murder of Edward Boyle and 



Legend of Silver Creek 

The Good Old Times . 

General Surface, Soil, etc. 

Manual Labor Institution 

South Wabash Academy 

PopnIatioD, Nativity, etc. 

Railroads . 

Table of Elevations . 

Auditor's Report 

Markets 

liewspapers 

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Anderson, Jaim-s 
AuKlinl.a^'t'h, Job. 
Brady, I>r. T. K. 
Carson, It. i .S. 
C'ichian, Henry . 



Anderson, James 
Auglinbaugli, John 
Brady, Dr. T. R. . 
Cochran, Henrv . 
Cory, Mahlon C. 
Eby, Chris.. 
Fall, John . 
Farr, M. W. 
Ferree, O. S. 
Hackleman, Elijah 
Holloway, Jason 
Hceter, Jacob 
Hubbard, Samuel 
Keller, Jonathan 
Knipple, J. F. 
Kindley, Fred. . 
Iiukens, Jonas 
Mason, Warren . 
*' Alonzo . 
P.OW, Lewis 
Boss, Jim P. 
Scott, Jonat'inn . 



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Stewart, Rooert . 
Thomas, Jacob . 
Wilson, John . 
Woodward, R. H. 



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Wabash City 
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MISCELLANEOU"S. 
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PATRONS' DIRECTORY. 



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Rich Valley 

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Stocktlttle 

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POPULATION 



COUNTY 


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TOWNSHIP. 


1870. ' 1860. 


(1850. 


1840. 


1 


Foreign. 
Colored. 
Total. 


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Uiesier 


3,143 


94 1 1 2.615 


1,539 




LaOro 


4,006 
.'il9 


292 1 IS ! 3,081 
71 ■ i 594 


2,515 

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Liberty 










Nubk- 


4,IW. 


151 1 17 j 3,650 


2,52.7 




PleaaanL 


2.5.1.1 


00 ' 2,137 


l.:il2 




W.ba.,hCllT. 2.6H 


29.-I 43 l.,',20 


904 




W.lli 2,301 


10 1 1 2,288 


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- POPULATION 

STATE OF INDIANA, BY COUNTIES. 

CENSUS OiT 1870. 


Adams _ 11.3P2 

Ali.n 43,4'Jt 






Marshall 20.211 


Footon. 5,015 


•Miami 21.052 

Monroe 14.108 

Mootgumer; 23,705 

.Morfc-Bu 17,528 

Ne.vtoa- 0,R'.;9 




lir..wn. S.r.Bl 

Carroll ln,l,,2 

Cass 21,193 

Clarke 21.7711 

Clay 19.1IB4 

Clinton 17.3ra 

Crawford 9.H51 

Ilavics! 10.717 

llcarlium 24.116 

riecal.tr 19..l.',1 

l)e Kalb 17.11,7 

Delaware. 19.0:10 

Pcboii 12.^97 

Flkhardt 20.020 

Karelle 10.476 

Flujd 23,11111) 

Fraakha !'!!!!!!!;!!.'"'"!'.""!!.'!!"! 20!.,;:i 

Follon r2.;20 

Gib.on I7.::7i 

(iraat Ib.4-7 

<lr-,.Be l:i..',14 

Ilamiltoa 20.H-2 

iiancorii ■..., i,-,.rjn 

iieorititk.i'.'..'.'.'.'!l'.'."!!!!!!'.'.'.'.'.'.".!'.! 21^277 
iiowar'j"!"!'.!".'.'.!7.!!!"!'.'.!'.'.!'.'!!'.'. v^M-t 

lloo;in|,.l/,o r.i 11:10 

Jattaoc IH,'j-,4 

,Iiwpcr o.:;:',l 

.;<T,i,in|;« 10.2: J 

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Oraago 13.497 

Owen 10,1:17 

I'arkc 18,100 

'■".; 14,fnl 

Tike l:i.779 

I'urliT 1.1.9.12 

I'osc; 19.185 

raloski 7.WII 

Putnam 21.514 

Raii.l„lpli 22.K0 

Uipl'-J 20.977 

ItusI, 17.020 

^1, ii.y'....;;!^!!7;!;i!"!!"!!'!!!^;!!!! 2i>92 
«i";.-;-r 17.9m 

St. .l..».|,li 25.322 

U a 0,241 

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V,rmill,„i, lO.MO 

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CONTAINIi^fQ OVER iOOO INHAEITANTS. \ 


CElSrSUS 1870. 




I.opan»|,crt 12.091 

MniliMn 10.709 ! 

Marion 1,658 ; 

Mailias.illp 1.131 ' 

MichiRan Citv 3,985 1 

M-.shanaka 2,017 1 

MUchcIl l.Oc'TI 

MonrtsvillC 1.2291 

Mt. Vcroua ., 2,6801 

Miiocii 2,992 

Sen- Alboay. 15,3931 

N.:"br:rt 1,4041 

NcwlJaMl.. 1,550 : 

N,.l,:o»villf 1,.135, 

Ncrtli .\!„<lison 1,007 1 

N..rll. Virii„o 1.758, 


AnsoU 1,072 

All'ica 2,27:1 

Aurora 3,304 

ISInomingtcn 1.0;I2 

IllolTrnn LKil 

Iloonevillc l,li:!9 


lirookvillc 1.273 

Cambriilgo City 2.102 

Caiioeltnii 2.4«i 

C(Blr,:villo 1,1177 

Clrarli-stown 2.204 

ccliamiius ...!..!'.!.'.'!!!!!!'.!" .iivj 

Coni.trsville 2.191, 


Ccfin'.'lo.i l.Hl'H 

Crawfonl.srille 3.701 


IVr» 3,017: 

l'irr.-.jt,.n 1,003 1 


Di-lvhi 1.011 


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Kiliaburg 1.799 

LIkliart :i.205 

K.aniville 21.m:10 

li.rt Wnyau I7.71H 

I'runliCrl l.:iliip 

Tranklui City 2.7117 

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H.ichf,'ur,..'.'.'.'.'!,'.'.'.'.'.'.'^'.'.'." li52-' ; 

lt..ik|,i.rl 1,72-1 

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i:,i-l,v,llo i,ow 

^.l.:m 1,291 

.-■via.M.r 2.:i,-2 


(Jr.-CB~biirit 1.27H 

i;r,-.nr.,l,l 1.2113 

liri-nra.ll., 3.2"7 


Hli'lb.vvill,. 2,7:il 1 

.■<""ll. ll'tKl 7.200 

.•'.illiian l.JJO 

■Ili...at-wii 1.520 


.(.■ir,r,H„,i>,ll„ 7,2.',1 

K,a.l..llv,ll,. 2.10 1 

KniBl.l«Mll,. 1.1171 

Kni|..li:»i'.wn l.r,2< 

K(, K.,m.. 2.177 


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Mai('ri!.o ....'!.''!!!.'!!!!!!!!!! L259' 

Wii„l„.t,r 1,406' 




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Jlisrojir OF W.-!B.-!^n Cor.y/n L\pj.-i.\.-i, 

GENERAL AND INTRODUCTORY. 



THE PEIMITIVE INHABITANTS. 



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coten br Kii 
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onili^putptl po5scs<ion of niio'lK-r nici' of lieiiiL's. Tlte .Miami 
notion of Indians, nitli tlicir vari.ms Iril.cs, il.iiiurJ and occu|iied 
llie land from tin! lake and llie brnsli-iliokid furrcs of -Mii-lii^aii 
on the norlli 1.1 tlic Ohio l;iv,r on tile sonlh. an.i ll.eir watlired 
wiirwanii e.vlendi-d from llic Soiolo llmr cm ti.e east to ti.e 
countrr of the Illinoia BavaRcs on the west. Tiitir li(;lit c-nnoes 
sliot d'o»n llie fl.ajoned waters of onr titers, and tlie craL-jy 
bluffs f.-soitniled with their |Mereiiii- war «lioo|i. or the seareely 
less wild cry of tlie distant wolf or oferhansins eataraoont. 

The nooded liillf and plains wliieh now sireteli out in peaceful 
farias, dutled with the pleasant Itoiaes of eultin-c and retiaement. 
were then their richest liantini,- sr.mnds. To their couaeil-lire, 
between the head waters of the .Manmcc and the Wabash, they 
pothered from east and from west, from north and from boutli, to 
deliberate upon measures of peace or war. Here, at the portatre 
between the two titers which coiinect.-J the Lakes with the .Mia- 



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oil the country Ivin.; below, had been their principal rillace f«jr 
generations. '' 0-iac," ns it was called in the smooth sounds of 
their natire lonciic. or "Aax .Miami," as tlio French in later years 
come to write it, was sitnnled near the present site of Fort Wayne. 

Mis'iiMiarics who visited tlicir cillaf^cs alun^ the sonthcrn siiore 
of Lake Michigan in 167^, speak of lliem at that time as lieinR 
one of the most powerful nations of the west. Among their 
tribes the Twi^flitwees were the largest, and formed the eastern 
branch of the confederacy. 

The .Miamis were n hospitable people, and allowed at different 
times rarious other tribes to dwell within the limits of th.ic lar|:c 
territory, 03 was notably the case in the instance of the Shnwnees 
aud KiVkapoos of earlier times, and the Delawares ond Fotia- 
trattomifcs of later historr. 

The Orst cxnlcralions of the west were due to the efforts of 
the Jesuit ini^hioiiaries from Lfjvicr Canada, who soUL'ht out 
the distant tribes to bring tliein under the inllacnce of their faith. 
S'lOD after ttiese came the Vi'iju'imrs, also from (.'aiiada, and 
speatini the Bume mongrel French laif.'Uiiire. Thee ei,ternri..ing 
sons of iralTic pushed their pirojrnes and liL-ht l.ateaui up every 



streamlet of the 
rivers emptying into the Lakes to the 
south into the .Mi.vsis.-ippi, patheritjg the 
countrv afforded, and burlcriin" cloths, tr 



noted nbont the head 1 
the Wabiish. were vi- 
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which the im-sent name of the 'own of l.a lir. ., ,. ,:,-., i 
Arconlint to the local tra.liti.ois of this coan-. • - , _■ « ,< 

situated 01 the mouth of the S.dam.oiic. V. < .iHs 

given bvlvcsc pious and self-.sacrilicing nir, ■: .. ,, . ii.i 
caina among these people, it would s.eiti ll...r : , . . ; . ,1 
time a 'lardr and indu.strions nice. Their pri,...,.. , v.., 1^.. ,s .1, ■ 
scribed :ui being situated upun a high hill, siirr.r.mdc.l l.i over 
two leagues of improved land, " where they raised their Indian 
com, pumpkins, and melons." 

With the French the Miami,, as well as nenrlv all other tribes 
with whom ihcv held intercourse, were vcrv fncdk Tin- i".licv 
of that government, under the agcncv oflheor.ler .' .I^-uiis. wl,„ 
had their headipiorters in Anicriiaat (Inebec. I..0I l.iii a i....rel,d 
one. thcv aiming at once to convert the savaj.s to the I'miiolie 
religion.' and make them good subjects 10 the Kii.g of Fnnc,.. 
That their elTorts to Christianize them were in the main ur.uail- 
ire was in a great measure dne to the fact ihit tli.'V were gene, 
rally foM-'Wi-d, and often jtrecciicd hy a class of tri i.r^, wit • bar- 

and the lot* nf inlclication. whn-h nt'once sprm ■ , 

and is to this dav. the greatest obstacle <-iy ' ■ 
them to a higher degree of civilization. Tli.v « > ri i- ln-.i it 
bat to pinago ot onee into the most fnri.ins ,li niil-nne--. and at 
it was not to be obtained within convenient di.taiiLC. no fmigue, 

procure it." Its destructive inlluencc "among them was manifest 
fr.Tj the d.ite of their lirtt intercourse with the wliites. and was 
one of the leading causes of that deterioration which eommeiiced 
at that time, and will tnally result in the complete onnihilatiun 
of the entire race. 

In the year ITfi.T. the Miami nation was composed of fonr tribes 
whose total number of warriors were estimated at ant thousand 
and Bftv men. Tiieir p-incipol town was situated neor where 
Kjrt Wavne now stands, ond their smaller villares scattered 
«h>ug the bunks of the Wabash, Eel, and Vcr-nilion rivers. 
One who vrrotc concerning their haunts 01 that time, describes 
them OS t>ei»g scattered through the woods on their hunting 
excursions, camped in smill parties, during the fall, winter, ond a 
part of tlie spring. Later, along near corn planting time, they 
gathered at their villntres, near where they bad partially cleared 
patches of ground, where they planted their corn, pnmftkins, and 
melons, which were tentled by the stpiaws. Their dwellings were 
in some ca.es rude cabins, made of small logs, and covered with 
bark, bat more generally consisting of o few poles stuck in the 
gronnd. tied together at the top with pliant strips of bork and 
covered wirh large sheets of the same. Sometimes, though but 
r«-cly, the covering was o mat woven of hags. 

In their religious iicliefs the Miamis. like all other -avaTC Tibcs, 
were exceedingly snnerstitioBS. They believed iii the i;.xi.-eticc 
ofo God WHO was the creator ond supreme governor of all things, 
bat had no idea of his will being coraiainicat'-d :i mm, eveept 

Ti.ev spok,'nf him' as the '■ fireat Manilou, ' anil Jso of an evil 
spirit, but connected no thouL-ht of either wiih ti.a of fuluro 
existence. They believed thit at death the warr or was trons- 

niid where lie experienced the'siiiie upi.el.tes an I enLMincntsl 
Kach tribe they l«..;ieve, wa.s watched over and pr ,I.:.l..d by its 

ini.'ed i.ll bnlTal'»?s; an.illi"r th'i deer : o h.r, slid f .? riiil. •.ikc. 
ete. etc. F.imino «.is n mon-tcr, who lived ii|c.n tn.ir d, ad 
Icdie. .fi.T thcv wrre liiiri-d. anil the failure of a iroi, ..f in 11 
woahl frerneni'v ciu-e tli- de;..ii.iilal..«i of an ei'ir.. n.i.'Tln.r. 



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' cr Wali.i.ii by Uen. Unrrisan's troops in 

body of a chief, was built of logs and dm 
silent occniiant lav wrapped in Ins blanl.ci. 
his side, .-.nil a small tin p.in on his breal, 

spoon, and various trinkets, all d. 1 ••-...■ 

comforts of his iuurncv to tlic ha;iiv I, on. 
world. At another viihige further ii.ri 
sorceress was foan.l. Her liodv wa. 1 

facing the cast, with a basket bv her -iL. 1 i.'on. tlic various 

eharias used in incantations by her, su, h 10: owl iin.l liawk bills, a 
variety of boaes, and a bunch of roots tied together. 

Several similar tombs were found at a mucii later day by the 
first settlers in tliis vicinity, as was notablv the case at Siiuirrcl 
Village, near where Siockiialc is now situn'led. 

Up to the year 174d. the French hud monopolized all trade in 

furs and peltries with the Indians west of the Alleghany .Mountains, 

but at that date wc liiid some of the mure enterprising itiilisli 

traders penetrating among the tribes who dwelt on the Ohio 

Hirer and its tributaries. In 174S, the first treaty of nlliiince 

and friendship was concluded, at Lancaster. I'ennsylvani.i. between 

■ he Knglish authorities and the Miami Indians, Thcie were pre. 

sent at that treaty certain Indian dipntics wi|o n iireseiitcd twelve 

.Miami villages sitn.ated •■ oa or near the river Wainisli," and that 

date li.vcs the time which introduced the lirst I!:i..tli,li liiuLr.. into 

the Wabash vailey. Tlio territory being at lli.il time iinikr tlio 

protection of the French govcriimiiil. this incirsion ol the Itritisli 

was regarded bv that power, "r bv its local ri|.rrsnilniivcs at 

Quebec, as o trcspasj upon thrir jn.: riclibs and |,n. il.--,i3. .\cts 

of hostility were coinmitlcd on both sides, and iiiatt'irs ii.snmeda 

warlike aspect Uc.ween the years ITtti and 1-.=H, tl.c French 

forces ond their Indian allies captored n iiniaber of Ivitrlisli 

I traders on the borders of the Ohio Kivir, sciv.cj mid coidiscatcd 

their goods, peltries, etc., and held tbcm tis prisoners. In rc-^ent. 

I ment to these injuries thus d.inc to their allies, the Miiinis ao. 

I turcfl tliree French traders and Irindcd tiicni over to the a. Hiorito'S 

! of Pcnnsvlvanin. This move cans-d a .similar a.jt of rcv»iigc on 

I the part of the French, who, at the siil,<ii,ncni talcing of another 

j British trading post, killed foiirteeii of the M t u:ii,sii>ii puni-iiin.nclor 

their temporary alliance and Iricndslop with the I'nclish, In this 

< years followed between the two oppusinc- nuiioii., eucli of whom 
I was jealously striving for the mastery over the new ti-r-itorv ami 

the revenue to be derived from intercoursi: w ill' i'- n ii. .us, 
' During the French and Knglish war, the Mi !. 

engnged against the lintisti, and aided matcriiiM, I 1 i. 

I tion of the struggle. In combat they t 



ctori 



■ h thev aver 
a la. d lei 






raournbd li. 



four hundred, all well- „. .1 1 

arc ni.,i,.fr..in. Th. v ni.i - .1 

maize anhkc that of our Iml.i.iis 
ouoje tizi! as the other, tiie skin 1 



ritliin tiie memory uf many uf those now living, tar^q The 



iii>T<>i;v di' u \i;asii cuimv. 



oi'.sTAci.Ks Ti> si:Tri,i:\ii:Nr. 



l,.fc Ihv.n l.ili.iv 
iiresorilif lii.li:.ns 
r<c: i>ut llivir rcii.l 



worse for llie coiil.u-t. 

U(.on the hn-akiii:.' oul of tlie l!cv.,liilioiiarv niir. m;i.ir of llio 
French, having luken llie oa:h of alleL-ianco to tlic Itritish gov- 
ernment at Iho .-lose of the Kreni-U an.! KnplisJi ivnr, iverp^ierj- 
inetrnmental in incitin<^ tfie Tnrtous tr^tos with wlioni iliey hail 
interctiarse to wa^e a border warfare nirainst llic nnprotecleti 
frontier of tlie Aoicrican i-olonie?. The Mianiis were aHion-r tiie 
last to lake up tlie tomahawk in the eaii>e of the lirilisli, whoa; they 



> well, but .Inrini: llip 
eipht years' Ftrnujrlc. anil for serernl years aft ■ 
General Washinclon's administraiion, '.liev vi^ 
hostile. At snci-essive periods, they Jtfiate.l . 
against Ibem under llarincr and Si. Cl.iir. aim l.i.Ii 
to the superior intrepiditT and pcrsweraiite of tlini 
Sfhler. (ieneral Aiith.iiiy Wii-iie. A 'reaty of pe 



in .Iiilv. Kl I. a tivaty was held nt (Ireeiuille, kii.iwi 
Seeonil Trealy of Greeiivilli-. nt wliieli eoiidition.^ of pe 

peaeeniTe.-l.il.li.lied " Iiilliis ITCiTv.-.iiTi'TajilTiinrh^rle 



li.h. The lenos of peaee ojeled ivere liiially ae.-.i.led l.y li 
tribe; hut not bv him. and a lar^re number of his warriors set u 
with Uenenil Cass for Ihtroit. in tlio fiillowins An,-n.st. learii 
ttieir wives and children at Greenville, to be supported 



nnil 



Ml. 



eluded between them and the Viiiled J 



tille, i 



, IT? 



xhiih 



. whiih they niaiiilained in y.....l fuilli from tin 
until after the breatiui om of the war ..f 1^1-2. 

Followins tlie esain|ilc of many of tlio s.irronndintr Ir 
that time, a part of them a^ain started on the wur-pn;!i. ai 
■ely punished 'or -o il.iin;.-. lluiiy of the 



remained friendly to the IJail-d 
joined in o|ien hostilities in eoniieclioii uitli th 
nndcr Teeuniseb. and the Kietupii... and 1' .1: 
had rifiised to attend a euuiieil at I'iiii i i i;,i . 
lliat tiicirfuiluTC to do so would be ' i.r 
iiavin^ withdrawn from the proleer.ijii 
position of their Tillages on the Mi-.i- i ... : n 
lent opportunities of furnishiii'r aid to oiliers 
r of wajriug a destructive warfare O'.'ainst the 



i.i.-L-e pi, 
warlike 



„n had 



the 

From this time until the close of the war, the Mi.imis lived on 
professed terms of peace with the United States. Oceusional 
iiiiursi.ins were made by seatlereil bands composed of f,-a'.>nieiits 

of ddlerent tribes, in ivliieh settlers were ofle rdered. and 

hordes freipientlv stolen, nn.l theso atrocities were in their turn 
olfsct bv tiicoeca,ioniil nii.li|.;r of some peaeciible Indian bv an 
onlrasi'd raUL'er. Acus of this nature seldom met with due liunish- 
luent uecordini? to the forms of law. nnd the really frailty parties 
generally escaped unlinruied. Such was border life in the times 

After the close of the war with Eiiirland. in LSlo, terras of 
ill peace were ratided with the Indians nt a ixeneral treaty held in tlio 



WHS r,-iii,.le liiiin otlier settleiiieiits and .lidleillt of nccess. 
li. Ml' no wav t.. leaih it save bv a biiii; and aiilii.ius ••..• 
throli-li a I'laekless wilderness, wl.nli bad litlio til -r? 
elieer theailveiitiirons eini-.Maiit on bis Ion. le wr...-, Son..- 1 
th.il wav hither bv following tin- waters of tli.' (Jbi.) -.' 
Wahash: Inil this 'wav of icieliiiij it was cxtreniely -.-1 
workiii.,' lip stream and e.instantlv m.vlin - w itii .,l.sin, ...- 

nia.le their ji.nnicv often the oeeas •■(■ nun' ii i- .- 

Xot only mnst tiny take with them tl„ ., I . ,-. : .. : 
UK m.paiel, Init food nnd pr..i,-:.n ,.; 



iil.l 



of Il.-i 



' .Mil 



III the t'l 
ed the 



the Ulackhawk 



ation of 



r.ii friends. 



•s. Tliev ful relati.ins with tin 
ii,r..rnied . lS3l', they remained il 

■ ot tln-ir Bv the provisions of fortv-fnnr ililferent treaties, which, between 

i.s. The the W-innin!;of the year' IT'.if. and the clo.sc of 18)0, had been 

111 e.vcel- entered into with the .Miami nation in its several divisions, and 

the Held thevnrions other tribes wiiliin its territory, this tille to all lands 

ed border Ivini; within the bounilaries of 'he State of Indiana had been 



lettlements, and their destruction was ecenrdincly resolved opon 1 e.Miniruished, and th 

by General Harrison, in November, lsl2. The duly of carry- 1 country lyinir beyond tiic Mississippi Ki 

inir out this design devolved upon Lieatenant-Culonel John II , a few individual reserves ninde, some ( 

rnpbell, who was furnished with a delncliment of six hundred ' by lli 



of 



r which are still oecntncd 



nnted men and the nsnul small company of spi 
Owing to unavoidable delays, the expedition did not march from 
Greenville until the Utii of December, when they scl out for their 
destiuation, eighty miles distant. 

They were nnder special orders to Gave, iffiossible. a number of 
the Miamis, who were known to be frieniilv to the whites ; iimoiii; 
them Ki.-hardville, a lialr.Frenehnian, the soronil chief rf the 
Miamis. Pecan, the prinriial chief and Captain Cl.arlev, tiie prin- 
cipal of the Kel River tribes of Miaiais. 

The troops suffered manv hard-hii . and much piivuthm or. the 

route, cnaeed by the estr.ii i. ,"■ .,' -li.. ,. ■i,.r. a ,d the 

nature of the road overv.l '. 1 - _ , ■ '• ..-1. f)n 

the nth of Dieember lli.n 1. .... .■ i ■, I . ,., fi.. n 

on the n..rlh bank of the M, -i ;i . : .I.T-ina 

Creek in this county; wln.li i' ■ . n. :r , . ■,. . ■ ■ r-:.,r. 

mid takins forty-two pris'. ■ r., ,r ., ,. : 

ThreeutherviliaKes.situjlel l.i..-r ' - ' nn; ■ i 



the latter years of their occniianev 
Einuller, and the iramc, which was their ma 
sislence, had fast disnppeare'l fr'.m a land i 
echo to the riii<riii;^ axe of the frontiersmai 
at each successive treaiv nnrro.ve.l tlie 11 
crounds; the tide of lu-ti-rn . miLT.ii.in |. 

ll<2r„ whii-li w.isheld on irri.ini'l ■ i ■ . 



led and i 



Luni 


d. Ut 


re ll..;y w.-r 




,d 1, : 


pmiif 


I wilb 


liT a Inr^L- 
a'm-.st liil 




i!"'v; 


CUUKU 


Italion 


witii rrs ]-,', 


1 Ssu; 




mouM U *iL 


rr^intcii in > 


Ivjdfii 


Z lurl 


in It 


-ir pn 


fi.t r'.iiri;li 


■ II, Ihi- 


iti<'r< 1 




or il..- 


1 fru.M.if 


tl, Ul.'l 


Tti.ir \ 


^lifir 


(.1.1 inT 


"i- Till' 


u<! !*;ri 


all;i- :, 


t*ft 


LL- *iu 


vU<.u Ilt<'J<- 


rfi 1 ; 




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p U.c 


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dM'l. 


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rr h,.. 


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tuonc iif 


ill. d . 




iowj 


<li^ Wt'I 


mrj \\ mIiz 


T'.wn- 


■I' *"- 


1«3t;| 


iiur-t- 


wi-rtf kill'-'l 


in tile 


;,ltk,, 


aanr 


riir "fti 


"(T. '■ 1 Lav. 


n.i .1'. 


l<r Kill 


Ut-ll. 


Til- 


r.'Jiui.K. nl. 


-.■ f.,rr 


• nuiii 


(it..l 


e-Jin I'l'. 




IiM- 


<t 'll-:.! 


VT W 


'iriall? 


•ooinltii. 


I.Ktle 


Til III. r. 



lea to shift for tliemselvos.findiii!; sir ', 

inthcwonds. In the winter tlicy snb-ii. I i . i 

on the tops .and blanches of trees cut l...wii wiiil- .1. .ir .; 

land. 

Xotwitlistnndinjr the many obstacles wlitch made tl.-s 
remote region pr.aotically as far away as Alaska now is. 
advelitiiroiis spirits bad" pushed their way hither, brt 
numbers were few and scattered, many of' tlieni comin.' 
that they misht be beyond the borders of eiviliza'ion. 

lint the siiirit of progress which lias ever eliar.iil.r>.; 
present century, woiil.l not snlfer this goodly l:iii.| ev.-r 

lakes nor on a navigable stream, means wcr.- taken to .m 
more cnsv of access. The inauguri-.tiou of tin- -rai .1 -i 
of pnblio'works in the State of Xew Yi.ili »a- .|iii -I 
lowed by works of little less inagniliii. < ■ i i. - ; ■ 

Then was the project conceived t.. i., 
.Manincc .and the Wnbasli, anil tbns. 1. 
navigable canal, make a line of con'iii,., ., . u .■■;■ . ,■„■■■ 
tion from the Ohio Kivcr to the lake, tliat w.iM reii ., 
settlement ami development of the country possible. 

On the completion of this work then, we may .s.ay. wi 
region tirst prepared to become the home of a busy and t.'.r 
people. 

THE WAIIASII AND KP.IE CAXAL, I:TC. 

T',. ll.al location of the route of this important publi ■ 

. . M M, during the spring of ls:U, init pi.diniinarv - : 

■ -, made three or four yunrs previ.nidv. Ann,. 

. IS einpl.ivcd in tin.- location nn.l ei.nitriu tir.n .. 

, . !,■ ,Ic-seL. Williams, of Fort Wnyn.-, .b.lin I;. • 

: I , Jon, an.l Stearns Fisher, of Wabash, all of wnvi 

...I I .■^llli of :Mny, ISfil, contracts for the cnn-trn. .i 



c- it was didi. Ill: to 



ed the last remnants of the 
lii.t,.rT..rihi, strange an.l 






r |..-t 



il.c .anal autlci ili.s l..,.|. slisiinoim mensiircs to si ,p 

W.I. ao.! II. -wer.-s.-.il f-.,.., !■ ..... W'. vno b.r that pun. 

Tl. ■ 111. I. II.-. t...., l,.n.l.,. .1 lh.,1 .,r> ,', nn.l loi.bl liir.,i 

.S., ii...,f Ihc riiii.'l.a.b"s I- Il.i.ak werepiiii;slK..I; . ■.; 

bv Ml. CM lli..l.s..f III.- c.ii.ai .ii.tl..|.lics im.st of lb.- l.ic , r 



IIISTOKV (IK WAIlASIl CorNTV. — (.'i:m;i:m.. 



nil of »lii,li 

The Coirplelion of llic Can 

so IU-!>r :lt ll.Uul Il.:il il \ml- .Ir 

Aiinrcof ll. .• n '" ' - ■ -' i 



U.I nil 






In.li.i 



-WlivlliiT tlic Coiiiniissioncra U.iil lui iiiKr.-st 

fi-iill.llK- 11)11. .1,....!. .. ■, li..l.|...|..l>.i,,../ I>■.^..llllv «li, Is;T. . Uioiiiiiiiiini.;iir.' ..r l.|-|i« tlliic.-liivl-.'s. .vlirUiiT lll.'.v li.-iil a s|.ili; ' s,.v,.,. 

Ill 111,- l'n-i:iii,iiii. II .v„ nin.iiL'O.l Hint ll... nliiMl lirat ■■ In. , nu-iiin-l ,...n,.ni,-Ii.- Ii..i-,.lu.,.i~t«. an.l l.-alvil 111.' iir.^.-l i.f a i;..|iv. ,l,.,.,l. 

ili.iiia."C:i|.l. Diiiiii ei.liin,l.i:i,>l,..i.l.l Iii.m. Hi.' |...^i i.f li.nu.r i„l .li.|,ii.,,i I ih.ir waivs. ,ir wlivllli-r lli.-^ w.-ic > I.v ■n.. 

livLoili- llio lii-t lonavi.jaU- tl„- i-aiia1. t.,,I, ...r s.,„i.t.-:i~oi,, i nvl ..I iv .. i.at.ii.il ali.l laii.lal.l.. .I..MIV l.i ili.i-, a-,- II,.- ■""> ' 

aVmairi.oalcall.-.lllic-'I'iairR. lloii."l-a|.l. \V,ll ]ial..,arn..-ii ci.iij.lv i, . .-tiia-^. is ii..t llu- i,iii-|...»,- i.r tlio |,iv-i'iil w..ik 1.. ■'"'"" 

in WaVasli a run loila in a.lvaiKe. A lai-,> parlv rn.ni , txi.lain. i.iil sini].lv to rui'..ril liiv la.-l tlial in .Mar.li, l-< n;. U... ,^^^;',| 

Hiiiitini;loii ami olliur points i-amc .lowi, on tlio •• In.liana.- aloii-ai.l li...aiiK.r,Ki-.-il, '■ tl, it no |.ci-M>a 1..- an,.«. .1 l-x.-i..l ,,„,,,, 

anil a ;:,.ncral cili-l.ialii.M was lidil at llio Trvntv Ui-.iiiinls, «. ...I.ii ilo.-lis nnli-ss In- liist pay a liion-i- of tin ,l..llar.." ,„ ,i„ 

ciidinir oir in .1 stiaml liall in tlio liulc room over Col. Uanna's ; Tliis prai-ti.-|. of raisins iiinii,-v h\ spniai liiiai,u«as applicil l.in n 

NaViuatioii was soon nncrn-anl opened lii IVru, anil in aftw ; si'llinj .In- i;ooils. u'l-oi-i-rics. or liquors, tlic pri'si-nl. syslvni ol' ' ln'>' 
>ear>' tunc lioals pas.-i-il tliion._'li tlieivliolc l.-nijtli of the i-aual, ! raisiiv,- iii.iiiev liv taxi-s lovi«l on pr..|>crlv lisleil by appraiseru i ■:»''" 
Ibiis makins a lii^lmav of no Intl.. iiii|ioitai.i-.-. r.nii assessors bciiii of more rocc-iil date. , ,,.,,, ', 

The County Formed.— .Mtlion.^li at tliat tiiiii- prolialilv less : County Buildings.— In ISSn, a eonrt-lionse was Imilt npoii I f.,i,|,, 
llian fiflv persons, all tola, oonsULiilLil til.. Mini, poinilali.m of i llig smllli part of tlie pulilie square liy IIn..'li Manna. It was I j„i,r„ 
WaUasli' Count v, polilieal iniport.ime wa . soon to In- iriven I a two-atory strueturc.ot a uqimrcloira, tonninatin^ in a centr.al , to h. 
lliem, an.l".\n".\tl to llitii..- aii.l Oslahii-li tli.; I,.,iinil:ii I.b of ' i-pire. »Ja,ii 

Waliasli and .Miami (.'ounli.s' was pa"- .1 i li,- I. i : in-. ■ Some xTOrs aflerw.ard, a row of one-story liriek offices, in- ' H";-' 
ami approve.! .liiniiary ;j(llli. 1^:!;:. Tl. - ,i lijii-.l lende.i to be lire-proof, were erected, ami lias-e been used up to 

tlie boiiinlaiivs of llic romemplate.l coi.:, ..-lal tlip Mre..ient time bv tbo Keeorder, .\uditor, Treasni-er, and 

years a hise P»rl of tlie pr.sciit count-, p :.:, i i',. ii.-.l :o Clerk. Tlier are sniall and ill-ailapted for tbeir use. 

Huntington I oniity for jn.lii-ial ]Mirpo»(s. U ai.asb Counte Tbe eouri-liousc proper, wUi.-b was a fiamc bnildint;, w.as 

contains t;;i -.■t'.ioi.s, or alic.iil j:!i; s,|iiaie miles. destroyed by lire April I7lb, 1371. At tliis time tlic opp.jr 

Organization. — 'I'le-'-V.-t oi-ioo/.in- the Counlvof Wabash" • slorv n-as used for a court-room, tlie sberilf and siirvejor 
was approved .lannarv 2-J, l-;i.'.. mill tool; elleet 'March 1. It ■ bein'i; the oulv ollicers .)ceni.vin;r rooms in tbo hnibliiig X 
named Giles smith ,".f Grant Ciiiitv. Daniel Worth of llan. hirje ,|oantit v of nhl papers wlii.;n had accumulated in the 
dolph Conulv. .lesso Carter of Clinioii C.innlv. l:avt]iolom.-w otli.r olli. .s were stored here, ami were mostly destroyed, none 
Applegatc of .Johnson Coiintv, and Thomas Watson of Tippc-- ' of them, lonever. bein.,- of ireat value. 

canoe County as commissioners to locate the countv-si-Jit. The '-oiinty bnu-rin a i'r.^sbvtcriau church opposite the he on. 

- ' ose of In.ldini courts, 

al-ferwaids destroyed 
tied \\'iib.isU us 'the perroaaent se-t jf iiisTiec for I by fire, tlie present jail bviii'.i built in 1" 
New Court House.— The time mil ,.m 
ion of a suitable eourt-h»U5C, nitii c 
for the proper disprt«ii of publ 



illiir.bmv 



.leaih of their sisl.-r 

ilie same result. A. 
..IcncbilJrcu to light 



ll.at KraQccs was dead, am] 

..r . \v Kii.i,..., i, irrnll..man 



lie apph,,! 
t...lliii._'. lie 

.ini.in and .. 



: when the ercc- I 
At the tirst election helj in this r 
JdcIisod aad Daa. llidluagcr were '.: 

Cirenit Coorl. CoL Win. sioel . , : i iiri- J,,,, .(.f delayed' without injury to'tho best iulerests of tlic 
trlems FiiLer. Alplieiifl Khitkniiin. n I 1 iMy „,,„^„.. 



•liuot be 



It IS to Ire hoped that when tlr 



oOice prcseriliril by I 
ailjoornrd lo ll.e hou^c of Win 
the oalhs of oir..;e n.Tf ...I...,!. [ 
Ihc li.lli ofjun. If.:;.-.. 1'.. '; ■ . 
David Darr. uo.l .ilern- 1 , . 
nail il was ni.r...M,r. -I .. 
orfjniz -d ..i..l r...,.lv i... i 



structure is planned, 
nd superfluous orna- 
hanil.and false ideas of economy on 
iiority may design such a building as 
■ itim.ite use and reflect credit on them- 



viil well serve f 
ielvcsand on III 
Travelling by Water— lii .ne year 18ir,. a daily line of 
lurk ■ packet boats n :o. ,-fili'i h.;.! on the canr.l from Lafayette to 

, .If Toleo... hi M. -sr.. lb., k .ami Hivkey, of Hayton, Ohio. | fw'r « ropy of winch 

■e.^-ular liiibl 



di^liaetU Ihe name of lier father, llioitgL her owQ given oamQ was 
Col. Kwinir was so impressed n-ith her narrative that he a.hlro?sed a 



I the county iu ehveu and oue-lmlf d..ya. ab' 



vided on board, and as tl 
smooth, rnakin" the tin 



. libi 

l-ol. H^ 
eooely, an 
oppoinled 

lhree"di,llars for his' > 

From an eslrnet from one of the lirst enl.-iie- made in the 

•lonmal (p. U), it will be -cen llial tbe^ i:ni bnsi,,.,. ,- f..: n", J,. ,,,. i,.,,, ,„ |.„. „ .,\ , .- . , . . . , i. .< ' i 

they ordered that "the pllblie sqiiaie 11. ■!■■•■■■■■.- I \\ ' ■ - . ,. , i, . ,, . I. 

ami all public streets i.roiind and a.ij.. ■ ■ (..!.■ i:,.. ,, ,. . ., , i : i ■ . ,, i : . , 

eloared oft iu the folb.win... im.un.r: liisl, ... v., i. .j i ..!..., I. „,..;,.,., ,i ,i. ., o, ....,.,.; , . .„l ...:, , .,..[ ,,; „■ 

and all the tii.ihi r both stainlii.i,' and Iji.m to I..- near.. I ..If oi.-nio^' of the railr.ia.j, th._ paclicL boat lj.ieame a thin- of ti.e 

will be ext. p'. I I 1 Hush llaniio, agent of i.aid board, in the ', " for pome years p«st, the canal itself lias been Retting out 

exeoulion of llie aboi.- «..rl.." of repair, i.ml is now well lii'di useless for the purp.jses of 

The First Financial Rcporl.—Iaiiu:.ry,l«-,r.. lluch Ilanna. navl-ation. 
eoimty Treasiirvr, sobniif. his i. i..,il ,.f re.-eij.is ini.l e::p. leh. Telegraph.- Tl... iinention of Morse, now .so |..ir. el as to 

tiires as folb.ns: i.iiipH, s;:;.:.!.-' ; ■■> i.eii.liiiires, •i:;i,r,.iis, y, ., loi . ..irnnr.o i.i|.,o b.:iw... ,i .lilh-r.nt nations ~.-|i:Mit..l bv 

h.avinj a hahinte of a U -7 in Ihe 1 1. .-si, i v. ,v..b.o-.ai.. .. .m.li.T o.,i,|.viii" l.nl a hw suclel. of l.n ■, 

There is liothiii.,- 111.. baMio/ no.n, v abea.i, bill ai, the board „:., tl„m |.,.i„.. i 

Mw lit to allow .Mr. Iliinna Sll for his si rviies, the preBump- was fslubll.hed i 

lion iH that either the eoiinty (or -Mr. jiauiia; was jit >.liort. the canal. 

The Wnb-..br,r...ii r..„rlai.i r.,ri|.. f i -1 iiiii. ,.l 1,,.; lion.- i.f Il.ivid 



llev. .S. 



10 have been the first re.^-idar |iiiblic conveyance . ^^.- j • ^^ ^^^ bruthvr, who hve.l la Wilkea- 

the county, as no account can be found of any banc 
f Kl:.-e coriehes. 
ts v.ero iitti d lip CTCpressly for passenger traffic. 

. I ■ ■ : . ,s sleioly ami 



n.l in lsi:i, 1. liiicf t. l.-i;i.q.li I ';'» ' ' ■ 
Vulli.y, folh.viiUi; the ionic of ] |'|', „ 



LO.ST FOR A Lll-KTfMl:. 'i i' " 

The utory of .Slocnra, the while w.,;,inii, has Ikmu celeli.atnl in 

loth in lletinn and history, aoil fr.m llic fiiet Hint th,- later | "''':■ ■■ 

l.-iisof her life were s|..iit within the liiiiit-i of tlii- louiily, 1 '.'"i" i 

Ihc r..,..ri!or b. r ee. i.tfiil i.vp,.rieii-e liecoiiica of more than ; 'i.',' ,■;..] 

irdinary intere.'. to the readers of this book. | „,„-,|„Y 

.S...111.. ihin.T /ear. o.<i.. .(u'la ij.iinty Adam« allraele.l roainlor.'dr. | pml). 



.ud oe|dieiv.s j.iiiiiin,- 111" 



Oil till- .Iav ■rWll lieilo l-'rniu'.'!i «ad caplnn il. tin; 



™..i.; „ll„,ll,,l, «.„ 



]llSl't)l!V OK WABASH l < U MV.— Hi:m:im 
Al tlii» liiui- n |i!irly or.vniiii,- i.i. n Tlmh W.ili.isli «oiit .!..« 



..r Mn- i,in.i-M l,,.,i,u>, .l..iialli:iii (■..|.,li'.ii(l, S..iiui,:l Si, «Mre, 

U-. i;r„,l, ll,v..l.i:iU 11 k, .l..„:,ll,;,„ »,■,., I,,,, Kliiiv |-:„r 

ll'un M.l'li.-i !•: 1, .li,H.„.,i, I,. II. M„,„h„i,ri, K. 



iU|U,-t lirl.l. \.. ..ll,> 
l«»iV..r tiK- sl1:ili!;.r, 
iili; uul, llic L'i'r|>9U nn 



1 W .U.ii 
u,l .il... 
.k-nipl 






Tliori 


or I :ir. 


»ar o 


i;.:.',:i 


.1 )li;i 


li !,.,..» 


V.itl. 


liiii >li.' 


»he i> 


t an ci 



~, v.'si-, 1*.M 1111,1 Iso.tlic T.il.iili), Walmsli.aml 

\ • : - .. I,iiii^' iviis!niL-U',l. an.l :i liir-.-.- r.iici; or 

I ,il,iii^ 111,' liiiL', n'.i.l tU,i ii,i|iiii'y wiMit 

: \^ht Ih: iiiiii^ia;,' rmiu among tlius 

,:„ A. , ,. iiilii.r. n:ic uf tliocniilrnctoisoii the 
I Hi. K. v.. Ili,„iia< 111 -w of I.^i (ill,) «ai.l lliiit tlio 
MW.i ii,rr.>|,i .',i i.i Hint or uiii: KiKvaiJ Di.ylo. 






111.- I„ii. A |,I:, 

liy Jlr. .1^ i 

.:al,:,I.U. ,..„:, 



l.'-.Anv,.,',. ,,;'i,„liv,',r 
■'' ,-, i-i'iv- ,i,-,l 



The history of Wal.iisli County ia in lUe m.-iiii .1 pcntofi-.l ouo. 
Since tlie Imtlle or [lie .Misvissencna. iV.iiiilit so iieiir ili iMr- 
liera, anil killing .w iu.inv or its ilnsliv inli-ll.ilants it ll,is K-eu 
ri-mote friui tlie sccne.s of nar anil bl.'o,UUoil, anl yet us his- 
tory woului not lie lOinj.lete witliout imttiiig in an account ofa 
deed of Muoily violence, nitiiarallvli-d in the annals of lUe 
Walasli Valley. 

On tbe iiorLli aiile of llic river, near I,v ilown to :Iie quiet liam- 
let now known as Kich Valley or KeI'vi't .Slaiii ;i. tlicie lived, 
in tlie year iti54. aqniet iiio:ti'iihive!!iaii iiaineii .inroii Fiencli. 

lie ofrncit no laiiil, Imt ■■ -- iiiailcn m Kciki ~ larin. l^i il,c 



Mason 1. Tlioiiias, au.l .jDi. ,-, 
river, the face of tlie coqi,. >, . 
tlie ilcaii I'oilv as that of l,.l^' ,r 

Vp to the fall previous li, . 
riiiroad, auil hail IwanUii ,^ ;: 
In the .sunmier lie li:i,l h..i'i, . , 
hy I>r. Thomas. Atoneti.n. 
sen: for the liriest ami jrnic .;;L 
hua.lrcil dollars in si!,L>r ami :;ii 
t.i do Willi it in till eientof'lli 
the nioncv was retii.-ned to liiii 
to •-■o ami b.iar.l will, liiin. niiil 1 



u-c of Clark Iloivr. 
., c.iriiel IVoiu till- 
,ud tlu-y i,l,-i,tillcil 



fani 



ichool ■ 



airordcil, choppin .:, v'.i^t^' i . 
tlie farmers, lieivasi,;', 
of ambition to go far in -,■. 
of thria rather than from 
often nnable to provide hi 
especially dnring Ilic wiiiti 






,e r,"^-saii.'s o: life, 
he nu.l lii> laiii.lv or 
itntc lliat the iitigli- 
h lot I. 

Ij.istingm tills hand 
ly thviihelves, ulien 
lite, or whom we will 



ife ar.il h 
bors had to contribute to suiiply the 

Ilere they had lived for several ye: 
to mouth way, octiipying a little c 
there appears on the scene a man an<' 
have occasion to speak herealler. 

This worthy couple, L'nbbard hy 
ters witli the French family, who were giad eiMugii to aiM to 
their scanty means by sheltering another fam.ly under tlieir 
humble roof. 

I'oor French not only snITercd from poverty, tiut siclmess was 
added to liia alUictions, .-nil he od.n for a long time Inv i:;. 

In October, l».iJ, lie was sick in I'ms wai. ,;.d somt- • 1 the 
neighbors called to see him. amont; them ^.^ ■•■ m, i' -!er, 
and afltrwards .lames Lev.is, who caaie ni, ~ , ', nj, 

Oetoberf.lh. The invalid told Jlr. L.» i- a .1 .,.,, 

that he almost 'kspairoi i.farecovcrv oM. - ; .■ .: i . ■ :.,a 
healthier climate, and tiiat if lie cniibl rai.,c ^ome „a,a.-v bv 
selling ofT what little pp.] i-rty he l.ad he iLrilil tiyar i get 

ay. On li " ' 



statcni'.nt. anil thonoht 



-Mr. Ll.^-^•. pon.kre.i 
; w,,uhl !«; a kiii'lia--, 
relief t.- the i,eiL!ili..vl 



: family. 



ml thus afford him tin 



lliL- canal put a dilfiient face noon the matter, and ilepntv- 
tli. rilT Thomas, constable Tva-r. -and others, wont to Hubbard's 
ca'in to .pio.tiou him fiiiiiier about ll.vle'a ilisappearaiice. 
having a suspicion tlial he iiiij' t know iiaiie of tlie airaif than I 
he had pivi .oo.ly to..l. Ani.iag tlicie. and liM.iiing to the ' 
coaiiicliiig sloi-ies f.|d bf iln'-iaid an 1 Ills wilV. ivl.o were 
, borh at the time under the iulb.euce ol liquor, the |,.nrly l)e- 
I came satisfied that their suspicions wire well founded, an.l 
I w.thont waiting for t'.ie formality of a warrant, nrrcstcil Hub- ; 
bard and his -.on and brought them to WabasU to apiiear before j 
I J.-.stieo.Inn:cs. ■ 

] ilubbard conJiict..d his own d.ifoncc, pli.ading carnestl v .and I 
I ahlT ibr I.;, relea-, . and, imlci-d, nt tbi, time tlie-c was hnt ', 
I iif.ic po-iiiveev.iien,eof histiullt. He was put un.ler bonos 
I of Sr.Oii. r.iiliiig to procure wliich be wa^ ren.amled to jail to 
I await his trial. j 

; Meanwhile, the otl'cers were on the alet for further evidence, i 
j and adopted, among other expedients, the plan of secreting i 
. tlieinsel'-is so that lliey coul.l '.:,l,iii to li..; c iiiversi.tions which 
took place lietv.ecu Iluliiia, 1 r i.l ni- ■ v when she came to I 
visit bira Arriviii:: at erin._ , --r. -, liV tir-in in the be- 
lief that lie was t!i.; inuni, ., , ! M.S. iliilibard was in 
possession or the money I: ; .i-.l li.yl.-, constable 

; ii.ibbar.icr-l.iii to s.MiTii r..f f.e trci- -■; lobccoo- 

i coaled tli-ro, and in quest or more p. ■ ■ i ■ liis .niili. 

. ^■.oppin,' at the'-.StoiieCiil.-on iIm. ■ :■■ i. f vlio.-roa.al 

: a pick and went on. l;,dorelli« ^.il to r.m i aoia lii-y imi coil- i 

I s'ablc M. 11. Mor-an, who to.il them llial he aal Isaac Keller ' 

1 Lad ju=t been in th,- cabin, e teiing ;t t,v lai-in' a window, ] 



id ha 



away Kith. 








Mrs. Ilubbard" 


as awnv 


Api-roac 
btarin-al 


ling tl 

bor>i 


e cabin he encountered tl.c Ifulibard c 
,p- between then;, and .Mrs. llubhard a- 


luple 


Thomas broke tl 
staple winch hell 


't'.e'"). 


BjKike lip a 
l.c«:Va 


dsaid 

kMl tl 


" They're all gone," at i] that tliey were 
in how it happel..d. Thev told iiiii 


clear- 
that 


d-ia.l b'»ly of a il 


il'l""'bo' 


V,.„,-h, 1, 


Other. 


I,-, ra i„ ar (.■incmr.ati. had t>.nic tlicr, 
wa of I.i, rather'^ d.-nll, in Iowa, ami 1 
.and wolieil ll.no to go Mure ami l.n 


1 the 


fate of the Frene 

Tlien: lay in oi 

will, BO light a c 


family 


hid lef. th 


m laia 


.It he 


. ^'iniim 


Til.- I.roi 


11 1 lia 


arnvi.l at l^ru on ti.e e- .-iiii,./ tr-,i 


. ba.l 


woiil.l so.,,. I„a.„ 


,i. ,1,1.. I 


coaic 'ioce 


'v tl,.. 


c. ami loadi.l tlie r.,i„,|y ,„u, a w:,... 


11 he 


.Varoi. Fr..,<'!i. In 


Ail. , a 


bad l.roog 


,t r..r 


he parpose, „„d start, il l,a,ktolV.i. 


aiinin 


lamilv lia.l eva.. 


.■.!y bia 



essrs W 


ilsoii aa,l 


'v',. Olll 


loor, a ,.| 
teia-l tiie 


llllfll, 
,it..r or 

ll...,ror 


Seii.l .,.,- 
h.,^rl,.le 
ilonbt. 

s.,r''p"...,' 



that It was il,..,,.v,,..,l I,.. l,a.l cained several bullets in his 
body lor many lears. How he -ot these woiimls, or what 
oilier entiles he conimitted, will doiibttess ever rtnuaiti a niys- 

In tlie case or his wif... a change of venue was olitainoil, and 
she «a, tried in liiaiit r.iiint v, .lii.lgo I'ettit eondneling lier 
ihleii.-... She was f.iiiiiil -iiiltv, an.l »enteiici..l to pcniteutiarv 
for lile. where she still ivaiaiiis. 

Tli'is eu,U tbe b.storv of the greatest trjgcdr ever committed 
in tlie limits or tlio eountv. 



PIONEER JUSTICE. 

.Vii inci.leut may he narrated to .show how justice was ad- 
mi, lislercl III th.ise eailydavs, the story being told by Stearns 
Fislie,-. a pronimeut aclor at tnat period. 

Ill 1 -;14 DavUl llurr kept a tavern ror the accommodation of 
iiu neii; this was at the '-Treaty Orounils' in Wabash. A 

-. ', .11.' on the' tal,le''ail.l nakiie.' Iiiinseir gem.i-allv ilserul'. 

Il.iir. ;,ss tbe ~alarv attached to l!,.- perr,,,,,.. Ibe many 

nii.l ar.lnoilsdntie.s denian.bal of , .,-,. .,, I ,,,..■. ami w,- 

can searcelv blame llial lor se, kia- ;.. a,iv 

laudal.le wav. lint travell-MS lia, ,■ ,i .: -, ,- i,.,a.;it\l- 

Mills, a guest at til., la, -;l1,v or Ml, li.i.i. '.e ■,., ,"ke .,iic 

morning to liiol „■■ ,.,.- ,■■,,: aaing some f.rty .lollies, ha,! 



train or evidence led to tbe eo,iel„M..i,, i, i, ,i s,a,,-.l ; l„ii il,.. 
lan.llord and his gncst became sah,li...l .1 ;li, ,,.ii ,,i,i 

Hemotc as they were from the ma. In,., ly ,1 ,,,,, i,,..; m, i 

with the reluetance of the gncst to taki- tl,.: t,,,i,. ,,,.,,-,, , i , 
ptaisecittc, lliey rame to the concinsion to ainiiiiister tbe piin- 
isliinent then r.inl. tli.trc. 

'lying Lis hands to an elevated railing nse,l to liitcli horses 

Evthis lim.. .,;, ■"', l~.-. . ■ - . , , I :-■ '. aii'l llie 
Indi.an, Al-lo!ali. ;■ ■ . , - ; , , .. . ; „ a-.,.a,l of 

inllieting the s„i„ i, ,■ .i, I .::,[■ ■ a, „ il„ v bad iii- 

Ujlnlcd, it was ,leei,b ,1 ti let tlie la.v take its coarse, ami Al- 
lo-lali was cnnageil to take tbe man to Iliintitigton, which was 
the localion of the nearest inu"i,lialo. 

Al-lo-lall was a noble-lo,)kii,L' spe„i.ne„ or a w.,,rior, tall 
ami fiiiclv r„imed. He was r. ■',■ a, ,.•■ ri n, ,i„. IndiaT. 

CO-: nine, had hi, ritle in lil- I .,,.;. . : , ■ l,,!.,,. 

knn'e in his belt. The iiiii. I • , , . ..r'mia 

not pa,-iieu|.,rli nole.l foi a,.'. I ■. . , ., : ,. I ' ,. :i,re,i; ai„i 

when lie poiii;,-,! in tbe ,l,r,.cl|.,i'i id lliiiila,i..lon ami t.,ld liinl 
to "go." Tl.ns 111,, ciprit to.,k up Ms maicli, Al-b.-lali r,,'- 
l„.viut. cl.as... al I,,- I,,.', an.l uat.bii, • I.i- evcrv in,.li,i„ uil'i 
til,.. w,ly - 1 .. . •, a- : .,:,., M.n. r,,'l v.al a'tcr lOl, - 



.M- 



r g I ■ 



■ able to lak, llie earn niormu^ train, 
.rains a lUy w.re r,jii, on. in c-acli diiec, 

iwis that I,,. 1,1,1 l-..,ngl,t all tlieirthings, 
,v Frei,. !, CO ihl l,a> e when be •*,e. so 
,:,■ l,a,l L'.i,', b,,„ l,ian,lv.an,l lia.| him 



Frencn »h.jwe,l ,.,•■,, of -ii la.; battle uii,l ligbliag „„ul 
last. 

Over this nhkening mass of corruption, with l,a,,.|v ci-bt 
inches of eaitb lo cover tlnni. Iliibbaol an.l hi. -.Hi li„l i: 
for many nn.iitl.-. v., arin-j • V i b-tlns ol tbe n,,,.!,.,', ,1 ran 



Till-: i,i.:<.;i.:Nn of kii.vfp. cukkk. 

T'.wnsliip. ,l..,i'v, , ,ts mi !■'■'. ., I ai.,rb..ia 



,1 at lb,. r.,-k. 



sisliil by .\1,-, s. U 



th..ive,b,l,irbe,l hi 



v.,1, a,.,l lor a ni e„l tbe trea-nrn w.is : It 

1 of the party, whom wo will .-i.ll r.rgnson, saw 



HISTOKV OK WAHASII Ct»rNTV.— (Jknkkai. ash I>i> 



.!■>! 



all Gsl 



ui ir 1 



S..n oniuMlu'l^. 



-.1 ih.'UI 



li:it.]o 



lluv ciMiia li.Ml tl.o .uli-rit. i:.~v.Ts.nL: tho pn.i.„Mnu„ of l:vw, 
„l,uU p.o>.i..H-s 11..- iiiunronco ..I" a m,,,. oinU Lis -nil: >s .l-nrl v 
provi-n. lli.'V MiU'il UI'Oii thu hvpi.tlu-sis that tu' li:i.l o»in.uiU.M 
[he .K-o.l. rin.i if lio tlioac. oouM show thi-m wh.-ro ho put li.y 

Tlii^* llu-y ilesir..! liim to .io. -iml t<» iiinko their wishes ^o 
plain th:.t Uf L-OiiUi not n.is.ni.k-i-shi.ia vvli:iL [l.e> w;uiU-.l ul' him, 
ami that \w nii;.Hit I'.ol Unit llicv were :in\ii.us alioiit it Ril.i 
really i» caniost, llioy di'l not t-miteut thi-uiselvea willi mil.l 
re-inosts. or evoii iiri;eiit .iL'iiian.ls. nor st.-p w'uh thrcatcniii:: 
loam-sthim; Imt Kjoksniiimary aiuU-ir.'Ctive mcana l.y puiuiig 
him to tortuie. 

In what way this was it'liniiiiAteretl. accounts dilfLT. Some 
state that a f.-po k:.s put aroiiml his neck, ami lie was limii;. 
butciittlowii In-fore life w:is extinct ; the process beinjj repealed 
a n.iml'er of timoa. until h»* mtalc a cnnfessmii. 

Another aci-oiint is. that he was severely whippeil, without 
betraying the secret ; btit that overlieariiig"theni say that they 
would tlrowQ liim in the deepest pait of ~^lhc river.'hc becaiuc 
thoroughly satisfied that thi- party were not dou.g it all in fim, 
but really wantol the information, and in short wore terribly in 
eaniest. He then uonfessed that he hnd stolen the uioncv, and 
directed thciu lo the place where he had secrcied it. There it 
lay, covered over with a large ^tono, in the bed of a little stream, 
which ever siucc has been known as Silver Creek. 

WOLF SCALPS. 

Here, as elsewhere in the country, wolves were very nunier- 
0119, And wereascrioiis annoyance to the settlei-s. They sehlom 
offered to molest niau or any larpe stock, but were" fond of 
mutton, and after nightfall made the woods vocal with their 
howlins. 

To rid the country of these pests \txs a part of the duty of 
the early settler, and in order to stimulate the work, a liuunty 
was paid for their scalps. An illustration of thi^ fact may be 
cited from the record of the proceedinij of tlie (Vnnini-nioners 
March, 1S37, where it is stated thai '• Jonas CarU-r appeared 
in open court aii<l presented his certilicatc from the ctcik of 
Baid county, sworn lo as tliC law diri^cts, that he had kilted 
three wolves within four miles of the 6cnt of justice of «aid 
county; whereupon the said Board allowed him. the said Carter, 
the sum of six dollars ; being two dollars on eacli scalp aa 
aforesaid." 

Rata and rabbits are saiil to have been tinkuown previous to 
about 1845. Li 1»34, at the time of coin harvest there wai 
great commotion among the sipiirrcls. and fi>r some reason or 
' other they took up their journey northward. They swam the 
Wabash River in great numbers, and had at times the appear- 
ance of an army. Like the grassho[)p(;r raid, tliey brought 
devastation in their train, and an old neltler ti.-lla the story of 
keeping two men busy shooting them and driving them away 
from his twenty-acre field of corn. After about ten days, the 
numbers of these rodents hati so much diminished that the 
presence of a guard was no longer necessary, 

THE GOOD OLD TIMES. 

ThroDrrhrtut the pioncerage of tlie country there ran a spirit of 
jocose hilarity and general good feeling', whii-h may be looked for 
in rain among the kter inhabitants of a m<.re [>opiiloii8 region. 
When neiKhhors were from one to five miles uj-ari ihev all seuined 
nei;f)ilKir-., an.l not or.ly nW-hhor^ but frii-nd* UndV-r the pres- 
suru- of mlverse cir'-«inisluN.:.'8 which cn-w.t^'l tht-m all uitke. -m 

an.l each look ,i brjih-.-rly inl.Tu.t in llic. ..rh^-r'., wi^lf^ire, " it 
Pe.-ri.su«lhoU[;h we «,:ro i.ll hrulh-r^ ih.rn.-' suys th^ ohl back- 
w.Knl^maii. on pazini f.nhDy b:..k into ll,« " good old l!nie«." 
of his .bM'liniM:; jvHrs thai tho-e uuvs of kindly 



SOIL AND PKODUCTIONS. 

Iio description given of ttie surface of the country, 



uf I 



alOc 



ulipted t.. 
■kv rid, 

.ilv da 



■I'h. 



.villi lb. 

.d.ifd 



11 gm 



duwn cast, who hiid brun^rhl such exalted opmiuu^ .-f Hi.. ■■ Und 
of sitf.iiiv habits" with lliem it waa a woiiiler tlu-y w.-rc over 
teiupted to leave it; and there were Quakers from the buid of 
Wilitam I'fun,HnJre|«reseMtati»esofthecoii:uionweaUhofoid Vir- 
gi:ii:i. r.il and .Miciuiel. from the " ould coiuilhry," were pr.'<ent. 
uNd lie>Hle them Hans and Juh:u<iie.<. from KaUL-rl.md. and amid 
this moiiev, bat not incongruous cro»vd. g;illiercd from home and 
from foreigii lands, poor Lo. of a race mIio were once tlie proud 
possessors of the entire continent, were drawn thiilier bv curiosity 
10 witness the deslruction of their loved old liuming grounds by 
their more cultured am) ambitious successors. They ?iized oii 
them with sad and dejected visage from a distance, to slink away 
ag'iin and be lost from aicht amid the shades of the fore>t. 

The first schoal- houses were built in the same manner as the 
lof cabins of these dwellers on the frontier, except that li>r a 
wimluw a log was cut out the entire length of one side, and neross 
the aperture thus formed, light sticks were tacked at inlervals, to 
whtch old newspapers were pasted, and afterwards greased, lit 
afford the belter admistiiuii of light. In front of thi.4, a long shih 
was fastened at a proper Hn<;Ie, supported by p:it!« in the lugs, to 
answer the purpose of a writing-desk, while the scholurs .sat on a 
high bench in front of it. and pored ever the knotty problems in 
I'a Boll or (Jreenleaf. or conned their ^^'ehster'j spellins books. 

They were a moral people ; cuses of crime and acts of dishonor 
were almost unknown among them. In the course of lime, log 
cbapeli) came to be erected here sud tliere tn the foresl.1. where 
the old- ftishio lied and pointed style of preaching was listened to 
each recurring Sabbath ; but for imiiiy years before this order of 
thiiij^s came about, the only faint observance of the Sabbath was 
to make it a day of rest for the nired and of play for the young. 
It wa* a general visitiiij: dav, wlien f.iinilics distant from each 
ot!>er met and gathered arouud the plentifully set board of homely 
fare to talk over llie old d'lvs and the pleasunt times spMil in 
former ye.irs in Pennsylvania or Oiibi, just as they now often- 
lo sigh that thn$e gof.ien timet of bygone days have 



cousideied of little value, bn 
1 no as tu alloril an ouLba (< 
; found to be (luilc valuable. 



Statistics. — lie: 



t.l 


unis. .mice. 
vnshi|is, but 


bsve been ma 
some of ihem 


le by 


hA 


s been deeitie 


1 brat not to ii 


sen tl 


CO 


nplain, and 


lo doubt with 


'ood 


pi 


ct or refuse 


;o give the iuf 


irmai 


a 


ear that it w 


ill lead to incr 


'ased 




riic siatis'ic 


8 returned iu 


iHi:> 


as 


are deemed < 


fanmcientint 


rest ^ 




Dor n.— This 


raav be saiil 


:o be 


ra 


sed ill the co 


unty, and the q 


uanli 


from year to y 


ar. Formerii 


. It re 






pa.*. 



GENERAL SURFACE. 



The surface of the country is sevy generally level, and there 
is no part that can be called billy or broken, save in the imme- 

The underlying rock is limestone, and belongs to the upper 

This rock is exposed in the bluffs along the Wabash, Sala- 
monie. and Mississinewa Rivers, and some excellent (luarries 
of flagging and building stone are found, besides much that is 
adupted for burning into lime. 

i'bis rock alioundH in fossils or remains of species of living 
beiugs that are now extinct. Fine .specimen of triltboles and 
kindred fossils are ..ften .piarried out. 

The rr>ck ts usually stratified in thin layers occupying u hori- 
zontal position, but ill some instaiic<^s, at may be witnessed in 
the point of rocks near the railroad bridge iu Wabash, they 
assume a. nearly verticnl position a-* if they formed the sides 



• fn> 



the I 



i surface is deepiv covered with drift. 
The larger bran.hes of the Wabash, lisiug in the level co 
■. have in their course cut channeU tlirougli the flrift i 
1 nitilcrlying rock, thus aifording S'lUi-; pii-tures-iue scene 



below tho 



of the 



ftj.,w.r.-,.ii„a 

\V,[I, thf 


l!r.rr^",'',Tl!-n.' 


n;:i.r:;'.o iivi„ 


.. ,„ , ^„^„, 


i"'ln'...-.l frurri 






linik'-ii ..i. It-r 


llii:'<; eX|.i'rii: 


H w^Te mill; 


1 more ncvere ihiii 


iii(t-i' i.r l!ii 


I'-nL tiiii>; tir 


w.iiil m iiiifiL- 


w. th.Mij^h they li 


il ll.fir r...ii 




» mill v.iiiul CI 


j'lyificn'i whieh v.i- 


'. SI'UI,.,II1 if 


'"'"■'y A I 


m.-li liiiii™, .] 




III! In iin c 


lli'l c 1 Im 


r.lly liiivi. iK-tn 


c,„n|,i,liM.: »i,l, ^ 


1 '"..ralitj 


"" lily. 


fli.T UM"-iir.: 
llK- iiriii-k-c 




.■ i-IT.-M In.. 


"' ((...>.| i:li.i 


rV"!"' »t ii'Vi. 


,','/,J, U.',.",„i '.,1 


,....„ , !, 



(iencriiitiiHi oT IMea-saiit ai 
he sai'l ahoiit Ihc cliarat 
|..,ni..ii of tl.c coiinly. 

VJabj.h Kiver.— riiih ii 
cenir^l |iart nf tlii: CDufit 

ii.rl i;t tfj ItiP BOiitli. 

aiMiit Tuur liiinilri'il iiillci 



Htrcaiti piusCB thn 
.i»ii-rlv Uh.-cti..ii, 
Urn Slati! of (Jim 



iiiL-li luiumal liib.ir 
it, but now, nearly all the work ot" pliiiiliii;^ am] teiiiliii:^ 
hv liorse-poirer. Tliecrnpof 13"! n-as iiiiuKually larf;e, 
h 39 was sold found a roaily market, at a price of aliuitt 
flits per liiisliel. 

! of Corn.— TLe following are tlie average [irices paid 
areliouse in Wabaab diuinj; tiie ycara 
18"1, 36 cents; 1872, 35 cents : I8T3, 
50 cents ; 1S74, 60 cents. 

~ Wheat. — Large crops of this staple are raised iu tlie county, 
poCbubly more in the Eel River Valley than in other parts. 
Where the ground is low or wet, corn usually sik-.tkiU better 
than wheat, as the latter crop i'' sninctinics injured liv freezing. 
The use of improved machinery for sowing, hr.rveMing, and 
thrashing this crop is now universal. 

Prices. — To give some idea of linw little money a bushel of 
wheat would sell for wirhiii the memory of men still in active 
business, it may be related that in the year ISi'il John Wliis- 
ler, then as now a leading merchant at Xortli Maueho.-UT, 
bought wheat for forty cents a bushel. Ue h.tuled it to Lagro, 
where it was shipped on the canal. 

For the following prices of wheat we are indebted to T. W. 
Eing, grain dealer, Wabash: 1S70, 95 cents; IXIl, $1.10-, 
1812, Sl.30; 167.1, $1.20; 1ST4, 90 cents. 

Other Crops.— At one lime tlai was rniseil to .i large extent 
both for the seed and for the fibre, hut of lace years loss atten- 
tion has been paid to its culture. Oats, rye. poLatoes, etc. etc., 
are raised, but not to any great extcit beyond the home 

Fruits.— Of late years, orchards have been multiplying, and 
ere long there will be an abundance of fine varieties of ajiples, 
pears, peaches, and grapes, while berries and siiluU fruits will 
soon become more abundant. Many farmers have neglected 
to act out fruits trees, but the deficiency is fast being made up. 

DO.MESTIC ANI.MALS. 
The remarks already made regarding the dillicnltv of pro- 
curing correct statistics of tlie number and kinds of domestic 
aiiiiiials in the comity need not be recapitnlattd. 



Insl.-ad 


<i-lliii.. 


their corn, the pract 


to feed It Ol 


. to llll 


^s, ami thus sell their 


of pork. 






The hng. 




nerallv sold alive, so 


points outs 


lie till 


coiinlv, while oilier 


Wabash, th< 


re buM 


4 a large p,>rk p:u-kiii 


(If Lite ) 


cars III 


icli alli-iitloii has bi- 


l.st bree.ls. 


-Vol 1 


.iigaK..,aUind„fm.H 


rais.d, wliic 
fiiiully futti- 


led an 


killed, il mi. bring 



crop 1 


1 the fo 


ICillg 


hipped 


Iblislii 
lid to 


lent till 


"bind 
r the 


pike- w 



Cii;|.|.l.:rc.l . 
Sicll was 
,"1 ,.«,,.,. 



■ rough Liberty 
. Ulicrly .Mills, 



• p:ud. luring llic season of 1 874 v 

fi'i'iils p.'r I I 

moiticAnimjls.— I'lie number of tbeip 



hun.lred pounds. 



I to imply, this stri 



>:>.! I 



H1ST(M!Y OK WAUASIl CorXTV.- (.'i:m:ii.m. ami Siviimum.. 

I SOlITll WAI-ASII M'APIIMV |i,!!,',"il,','.' i 

',„„-.,..,!„. ' |.r.-.,MiMi; 111,. S,.„lh \V.,li.-li Ac•,„l,■■,l^.^^ll'l.■ll ,,,,, .sU.l.'i.li,-,! I.v ! „',!-! ol' l' 

1 iiiu'.iM I'r-;' 1' A. Ui.'h.r.ol W.ili.^l, C.l:,,;.. i ill.. ..;ir l.^,'.-, |„.,„!„,.; ,, 

.,. „r ,,;„. «a' 1,11,. WM ii" ll„-'l',„i ,;'.' ,-'!..!h'i.iiiv m lir-l.' «ii< ...1,11 I'.n, r- ! "'t'Iu'. ,1,1 

,,1,.,,,.,, ».,r.l. ili.i.i..,.. 1 ..■^.■; 111 l^73, l-inf \\i r iv. ,.r,l,.r..i 

■'.'v ,n'' i! "■' '.".■""mi,"Jiliril".r'.m 111,: |.,t,. roii.l. '"V,""" 



.111. I 



1 T.i„i,.|,tol riililk-liii.|.n.rti 

1 ■ . r ..I tiriL'li scliool-lioil.-ts 
twcntv-tiTO, I'miiK- l. :^-tii.'lit. log scUotil-liom 

two; tot.ll one lull. ill. ; : . . . \ :.i.'. 

Tbe report tur tlu \i.;ii ,';o;. ii> izivi's tlie tol^l ituinl'ei- of , 
»L-booHioil503 nt one iuni.lreil aiiil lortv. nliicli is U-lieie,l to 
be more ueirlj- correct. 

The number of tenchers i» re|ior(o,1 ns one liiii;,lrc,l am] SHv : 
average miniliLT of sdiooUIiiys iii the ji'.ar, one liiiiulicl ami 
fiMirteeD. Average daily wacospniil teachers, uiale, two ik'Uars 
ami nine centa; female, one ilollar anil seventy-?eveji cents. 
The winter sebooU are usually taught bv male teacliern ; sum- 
mer schools bv females. 

These figures are not un.lerstood to include the citv of 
Wabash. 



Report o/lhe Wabash Public Sch.vh_hr ll.g JVnii tmlhig 
VeceiiibfT 24, 1ST4. 

Xamber of children enninerateil in city .... 9S0 

Number of pupils enrolled during the term . . . Ti'O 

Average number belonging •' •• . . . . (di 

Average daily atten, lance '' " . . . . r.SU 
Per cent, of attendance (based on average number 



,1 i.lliii i.ans slave,. a;;,iiull 

mb,r is such that a tract ..ftiuil., 
Nc to a Irai-t that l» clcan-il oir. 
, or the f,cililu-s for sl,i|.i.ic,il u 
:i tottii or riiilri.a.l, il is iiii.ic > 
.or and back from Ihe railr..:i,l. 



■tl, Ici 



..,| land. 



belonging) 



ndanee based ou enrolment) . . 81.9 

Perceut.ofattendan,c (bascl on ennnierntionl. . 110 2 
Xamber of pupils whose average per cent, is not 

below 90 Ill 

Jfombcr neither tardy nor absent, girls S.^, tioys 62, 

Total ' in 

Number of cases of tardiness, girls 6, boys 16, Total 22 

The first school in the county was taught by Ira Hurr in 
TV abash, in the winter of ls.^f,_7, in a log-bonae pre%iousIy used 
aa a storeroom by William Edsal, on lot No. 2(1. 

MANUAL LABOU INSTITfTE. 

The founder of this institution was Josiah White, a member 
of tbe Society of Friends. He was lioru in ITSl in .Mount 
Holly, New Jersey. In bis y..iith he had a passion for nieciiani- 
cal pursuits, and he receivcl a fair education. Ho was appren- 
ticed to the hardware trade, in I'bdailelphia, ami after serving 
his time, conducted a store on his .,ivn account, makint,- the 
singular resolution to devote all his time and labor to tlio busi- 
ness until he bad made fortv thousand dollars in money, pro- 
vided he coubl do so before n'is thirtictli year. He wns success- 
ful in accumulating this amount of property two years before 
reaching that age, and in accord.aucc with this resolution sold 
out. He iiad a notion of investing this sura at interest, but 
not satisfied with that kind of life, he turned his attention to 
building a dam on the ScliuylkiU, and putting up a lock for 

He occupied lumself at this for a number of years from 1810 
to 191H, when tlio woiks were finally purchased by the citv of 
Phila.lvlphia. 

Josiah White was one of the pioneers in the improvement of 
the Lehigh Kiver and Delaware River, and in the mining and 
bringing of anthracite coal into market. 

In this work be ultimately siicc. del. ami during his lifetime 



the t 



al Im 



ffation companies, he ai-ciir. 
He died in the vcar r'.'.o. . 
by J. Ii. Lippincotl A: ro.."f 
as being a man of kimlly 'li-p 

fortheclncatinn of poor ,- 

■ ipurpos,- b. m:.... 1 



IM..I. : iini,-i„, - .i....„.- 1;.. , r. II:.:, .I.--., iiiii, nil ,.r 

»hoiii ulc duini; vert blicrally toivurd liuildiii- up llic >,lio..l. 

POPULATION, XATIVITV, KTC. 
The number of people living in this county in 1870 was over 
twenlv-onc tlu.nsaii,!, of which were relumed 

Tot'ul I'oreis:!! born 9:ifi 

ISorn in liritish America :ia 

" '• i:nglnn.l and Wales .... Bli 

" " Sotlaml 5 

" " lielaml 277 

" " Germany 4.iO 

" " Saitzerland ii 

" " France 16 

Of those born in the Uniteil States: 

Boi-u in In, liana 13,000 

" " Ohio 1,2SS 

" " Pennsylvania .... 1,107 

" " Kentucky 30J 

" " Virginia land West Virginia) . . 506 

" " New Vork 292 

From careful investigations inaile while compiling this 
Atlas, it appears that those born in Ohio mostlv came from 
Prcl.le, Ilurke. and Montg.iimry Counties. 'I'hu Cuuiitie.s in 
Indiana most largclv represented are Fayette, Hush, Franklin, 
and Wayne. A good hlea of this subject may Ijc obtained from 
an examination of the list of subscribers to this work given in 
another part of the atlas. 

By the tables of I'opulation, elsewhere given, it will be seen 
that each siicCL..ai\e cen-us taken has shown a inarkeil increase 
ocr tlie previous one. That a similar ratio of increase will be 
fniiml in the futnic is not at all probable, as already the popu- 
lation of this countv is more ilense than in maiiv of the ol.ler 
States. Some of the vilhiges niul towns niav slimv aiigni,;utc,l 
population by reason of moiecstcn,ledtra,lc,"r..;ii.aUi amount 
or dicrsity of maiiuficluics, thus siippoiliiig a.hlitioiial num. 
bcrs of men. To what extent this may take place is dillicnlt 

In the country proiier it mav be set down as likely that ihe 
more wealthy farmers will grn.inally increase the arc-a of their 
possessions bv absorbing tlie simillcr farms. Tlio weallliy 
l.amlowncrs not being b.icd to sell, will In, 1. 1 on l.i v.li.u tliey 
possess, ami gl.adi,rdly buy out the I. mis ..r >],.■, p.iorer 

neighl«r8wboareti.uipl.:.ll.vll,cirii,..-.- t.,,...].,,. money 

that will eiiabi.- tin ni L. l.nv hn-j.r l:,iii , i,i I In- l:,r ■.■,1. As 

becomi-s ii •,,: ... ■, ■■. ■■ i , i . i . i ■ 

on a lar-.. - ... i i . :,.,.. i,.,.;; : ., ... 



:.l 111,..! ticil. ilr some purls of the counlrv st least, no 
r i,,,.,.:,-.. ,.l th,. niMi.liir of people nci..l l„. (....kcl l.,i, 
r|,liis of j.iipili.lioti moving westward or to the towns 



KAILEOADS. 

Toledo. Wabash, and Westcrn._lii llie vcar ls.-,.l. the pro- 
icclof bnil.liim what is now callcl ihc fob .lo. W„l.ash, a...| 

We-Icin l;:,ilioiiil (then cull,,! the l.iikc Kric. Wi.'.asl 1 -t. 

Louis Kiiiln.a.l), lirst look dclinitc shape ami IVniu. Siirvev, 
wcie nuulc, inicHlic coiisll iiction of the work pu>i...,l lonvai I. 
the lil-sl trail, of cms arr.iiiig in Wal.:,sh Januarv 27tb, 1 -.■.■;. 

.No public aiil wa.s u-ivcii, in this county at Ica.t, but ,..„l- 
iug, were hcl.l al the vaiious points aloiig'thc line, n.iil [irvste 
parti,.3 subscribed to the capital stock. How inauv tl.ares 
were taken in this county cannot now be .lelinileiv .asceilinucl, 
some goial judges placiug it from twenty to thirty tlion-ao,l 
, lobars, thoiigb this iitoonut mav be far from the niailt. 

I'his railronil has passeil through the usual Mages of lanif- 
riiptcy, and is now in the hauils'of a receiver. It ia i1o..il' a 
large business, and is one of the leading highways of the 
country. 

Cincinnati, Wabash, and Michigan Railroad.— Tliis road 
passes tbrougb the central portion of this coiimv from nirth 
to south, having a total length within its liini'ls of nearly 
tliirty miles. This road now Jxteiids from IJosbcn, in Flk\:.i't 
Coniily, to Marion, in Grant County, from wliich point t^e 
iron is now (1.S75) being laid southward, with the cxpectati.jn 
of reaching .Vndersoii (luring the season. 

This road was built by Gardner & Wells, by whom it is now 
operated. To encourngo them to build it, a tax was v. t,. I. 
and the amount collected ilon.ated to them. The amonni of 
this douation was about si.\ thoiisaiiil tlollars per mile. C.ir.i- 
modious machine shops arc locatcl at Waliasl,, the cii v ;ei ...g 
$2ii,00ll to .assist in their erection, Tli,. roail w;,s '.uilf in I -T J. 

Detroit, Eel River, and Illinois Railroad.— S.. .c ici. '.ars 

was not built until 1872. A tax in its ai.l w as Ic. ... i in 
Pleasant ami Chester townships, amounting to some fLirty 
thoiisanil dollars. The road is doing a largo freight bubiu;=s, 
mnch of it being "through freight.'* 

IMPKOVED ROAPS. 



iiket t 



; till 



tinibcrcl, il had a touch of tbe mania for buildin? plank roa.i-, 
anil previous to the war, many miles of this exc llcul tl" n;li 
temporary improvement were 0|iened for travel. One from 
Liberty .Mills to Huntington; others from Norlli Mancbe,:cr 
to La Gro, ami to Wabash, and from Wabash iiorlhwarl to 
Roann, and southwanl to Somerset, as well as one from L=gro 
to Jouesboro, Grant Countv. were built. 

As the limber of which these plank roads were constructcl 
soon decaycl, wore out, or b,:ciimc displaced, but little was 
done towanl having them renewed or even to keep tliein re- 
pairctl, and thus tbe plank road Is now essentially a thing of 

till. past. 

\'. .mm :i r .\ \cars some attention lias been pai.l to ciii- 



TlIK TI.MIiKll SUPPLY. 



lishii 



county w.as foun,le.l v 

Wiih Ibis sum, a > 

Noble Township, wbi 



ak, .hnn^-.-swIii 



U. runk,.,l among the w, alll 



The biifll, of lb,, various avenues of ,.oinni.i, in m;>v 

I.,. ..,iiiii„.,l ,ip as l„l|..,vs: \Viil..sb ami fii,. I'ai.ul, 17 in -s ; 
•f..i. il.,, \) .,l.:,sl,. .oi.l U\ .l,.,li i;i,ili.,.„l. 17 Mill.. ; (':„.. 11, ..all, 
Wiilia-li. aii.l ,Micb,".,i, ll,.ilr.,a.l, 2:S mil, s; Dclroil, I!,:! K, ,■,■■-, 
ami Illinois Kailroa,l. Hi miles. 



IIISTOUY OF WABASH COUNTV.— Siaiistical. 



uiily UcvciiJO $SO,0;li! 40 

lr«ss 31 00 

ck.-l Fcis CunMiion I'lcns Court . . 1S4 OU 

«iisl,i|, fiiiul 3,6;iS 22 

iiul 1 uu.i 14,195 84 

ccial Sclio.il Kii.iil 12,1133 'J2 

wnsliip Tuiliou KunJ .... 7,3;.s 45 

L' Fuiul 2,61G 60 

ilniiul I'unil ■ . 393 70 

K-mplion of Land 6S3 51 

saiMl Shoiis SS 00 

Court llockcl Fees .... 168 80 

$1-21,874 25 

ton Land at l».<t tclllemcnt, Jiuip 1, 1873 . 53,09104 

Total $174,90.^ SO 




'For General Jack 
For Henry Clay 
Tie follawing is tlie lote for 1' 
of tbe county, to wit:— 

183S William II n 

Jlanin Van liui 





Whole nu 


mlier of 


ote 


cast 


1840.. 


-William II 
.Martin Va 


Harrison 
Uuren 


rec 


iveij 




Wliole na 


mber of rotes cjist 


1814.. 


— Uenry Clav rtceivctj 
JamcB K polk •■ 
Jai. 0. Berney " 








Whole nu 


nlier of 


ote. 


ra,t 


184.S. 


-Zacl.aria, ■ 
Lewis Caaj 
Martin Va 


aylor rcc 
liurcn 


"."■' 


. 




Whole namljer of 


ot™ 


cast 


J9.i2 — WinflcM Scott rccci 
Fraukii.i I'ierce " 
■■ .Jno, .1-. Halo 


ca 






■iWliole nu 


mlier of 


01e» 


cist 


W.^d- 


-Jol.n r. ]■ 

Jaini'.- line 
AllllunI Fi 

Wh.ilft III 


iiiiiiin 
mber of 




il . 


ihf.O. 


_Alirulialn 1 
.Sfriiheii A 
..Ino IV llr 
..liilin licit 

Whole nu 


lloii-lio, 
erkcnr.ilt 

ml.cr of 


"':: 


1 . 



Poitmtiilerl {Prf%{fltiilinl ti}ipmntment),Jci\\n R Tyre, Waliasll 

Liilof P;si Ogir,, America, liclilcii, Dora, Ijiunsvillc, La 

fontainc. La tiro. Lnketoii. Lilierty .Mills, Lincolnvillc, Loil 
.Vew llarrislMirjr. Ne< llollaiiil, Nc» .Ma<lis.,Ti.N'orlli .Mnnclicslei 
Pleasant View. Kiel. Valley, Uounn, Kosc Hill, Sunierscl, Treaty 
W.l.anh, Waltz, UrI.ana. 



TABLE OF ELEVATIONS. 



r nl lliintinijtfm . 
nioulli of Sninmo 
• Waliasll City 
month of the Mis 



li.iitoin of iciiiul, Walinali 

nirla.ci.f riv.r nt Wnl.asli 

1I1.I ill tl.c .-itnlcof In.liana 



per hus. % 


t 00 rotntoca;firm)pcr.l).n. $1 00 


" 


t;o Lanl . peril'. 15 




.00 Apptuft . per 1.113. "5 




', 2/i I'rk.l Appk-H pi:rlb. H 


) per 11.. 


?.\i Urie-i IVuclics '■ 10 


pur doz. 


1 j Onion Seeds per r^t. 13 



KF.warArKiis 

The first paper piiblishwl in the county was tUu " U|i|icr Wiiliasli 

The [inl.lication wascommonrcil in .March, I 340, cilitc.l by .John 
U. I'lllit, nn.l published by Moses .Scott. In September of tbe 
■lime year tbe editorship of Ibo paper chanRcd into the liiui.ls of 
Alanson P. Ferry, and still conliniied to lie published liv Mr. 

Scott. Tbe paper WM discontinncd in October, 1817 Polities, 

Democrulic. 

.Some time in fictober or November of that year, tlio pnldiea- 
lion of lb.. •■ Wnbiish U\efcly (liiz. tie" was com.iieuced, edited 
and piiMislied bv lienrfc i:. (loribin ; ils polilie, Uniir; and after 
the Prcid.iilial canviiss of IDls, tlio edilorship of the paper 
chan|,.ed inlo the bunds of .lobn L. K ' 



In tin. fall of l.s 
a paper in the 



. John Ij II.. 
iwii of l.a 



,<l the'' 
I _r..lil 



11 



lUPTOUY 01'' WABASH ((UNTY.- CiNni.M. am. lv\n .asuoi;y. 



In SrptcmluT. 1S53, tli.. "(iim-llo" imsso.I iiilo llic litui.la of HiilUr. «li,. s..i,l 1.. J...L-.- Ktii_-I.l. Kri.nk Cilicrl s.iiT,-,-.l,-.l .■ 

N.uuail Kl.li-li.T. .I"'^.' K.ii-lil.nii.ni.iir, 11 Unlii.^mi mut,-.M.-.I 1',iU,tl [■ 

In A|.ril. l.-;.4, H.uii,! M C.x in, „r,.,l il„- |„il.h.-»li..n of .V. i:..:l,T ,,-:,.„ |..ir.-l 

IW ••\V..I';.-li Wr,-I,lv li,l, ;; c.i«-,T ■—i'Mliii,-, W lui- .-..i.lMi.if ill rlii.rL-.-. li.'i 

0.1 111.' i;i.i.luv ..( M«r,!i, 1^:.-. III.' ■■i:i.',n.-..iii/,> «,is,i,- ii..i.r 

sir,.v,-,l l.y lire. I.. Ai.nl ...'.. >....-, \. I'M' i" . I"..' i'' 1 "1 I'. U. m..''r. 



M ' 

!-;.•<. i,<iH,l 111.' lir-l 1 1.. 

■«hi.'l. »,„,.U,'r..aril«, -" 

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of ll.c •■ \V:.l',.~ll ni,ill,l.':|li' 

cratio. I...I s.M.i cl.iiii-i'l ji. 
S. M. llilil..'.. in I...... »l 

0«.-c, I1...1 ...IS |.ill.lisii.''l i'. 
tl.en i.iirL-liuscil llie t'>lul.l..< 



l.r.i.irv, 13T2. .in.l .-till n..in.i..-, 
?. S. I'.il.,'i'.'..m.i..'...'.'.l lli.'l.i.lili, ..i'.ii'if "Tlu. li.l., 'I 



ll.i 



i'.lil..r..il L-lmrKC. ll »,..s iii.l.'i 



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I ,,: ,'.'i I, Vim- -I'liAi.t'ii —Tin- •' W'll.n.li Krru Tni.li-r" was |...l.li-.l.o.l by i„i (1.... I..., ai..— Tl..- Iir>l ...iiiil.cr ..f llic ■' I..i (lr.> I.oi-nl" v 

M. ', 1 ,„. A I., l-.i. 'l.i'V from S..II.0 ti.iii- i.. .M.v. ISII, ..mil M.iv. I>T4. at i.~ 1 l''i',.l..v, M.u -Jsil.. I^^ft, ivill, Marvin A. S.,-|,li.'i...... c.lil' 

i,„. „ , „f „l,i,l, .,i„>. Mv.'.sr.^. l.inn \ li.-vs .issmn,,! iu .n-.'.n.-nt Mr. a.nl |.r icl'.ir... Mr St,'|.l..'n,..n n-lir.'.l .I.iK 'J.I. I.-15. 1 

,1. , .,'.,.'ii" K.'\s r.'.ir.'.l .May Ul, 1m:.. ..i"l il l.as M...-f l.i-n. nlni-i.-a l.y I j. r l.iis sin.-,- l.t'L-n c....'lnuu,l l.y IL A. .Marun — r.iliti 

M 11. Ki.M Mr. l.i't l.i.in — l'..lilii-i. l'.'in...Tatic j in.l.'i.i-ii.k'ul. 

I., r.iry.t , IVNI li.xniEsi—Tlii.- [.uljlivalioii of tl.c " ro..j l';x|.re>.s" ivns | 



GENERAL AND EXPLANATORY REMARKS. 



I.:isi: 



.',,„ii'..,l. 



GOVERNMENT SURVEYS. | 

in explaiintion of ll.t -. »luni ..I l:.vii._- out tin- (...I'lio lau.ia. I 
«<loi.tcJ liy tlic Unite! :<i..l"S in \-.Hi. ■.\:,A cnliiiiii-il np to ti.e 
present time, niaj- not Lu out of iilii..' in tlii^ -worlc. 1 

Tlie rriiiciplo on nliicli llic =.il..livi>i...n is liascl i-ousists, in ! 
the first plaou, of tlio ru'onrate ilutui 
lines, at sncli intervals of ilibtnner as 

These lines are nanieil from tlic ilii'.'ol..'ii tin-, lake. 'I hose 
mnuing north and south l.eing calle.l [.roniM .. i i' n ' mi-, ""f 
those running east an. I nest hems lalk'.l -: i I. , ' I-. 
The parallels and ineri.lians are ntiiuUereil. I - : '-i 

meridian foriilil.',' tlic I'onn.larv line I.etweoi. t!" -ii'!'- - ; i 

and Indiana, nli.lc the «cc,.ikI ilivides tlie lattor ,-<liil,' ni-arlv 
centrally. From these ni.j'i'liaiis and parallels lines were run. 
six miles apart, .is in^.'r as might be, those parallel to the men- 
diana beiiii; term, d ran,:e lines; and those runninv: east and 
uestcalledtown lines. TUe spate incliide.l hetwoen tliuse lines 
was called a township, or :i coii!;rrssional township to distin- 
puisb it from civil lownsliips, which may and often do embrace 
fractional parts of the oriir.iial surveyed townships. 

These congressional townships are imuiliered l.y the distance 
frx>m the base lines. The township lying next cast of the 
second principal meridian has the first range line fonts eastern 
boundary, and consequently is sai.l to he in ranije one east. 

standard parallel; Wabash County embracing parts of ran^e 
five and eight, and all of six and seven, coniitiii',' .■ast,\ard fiom 
the second principal meri.lian in toa-nshi|>s twenty-sis, twenty- 
seven, twenty-eight, twcntv-nine, and part of thirty, counting 
from the south. 

This much being made clear, it remains to explain the sub- 
division of the townships. The survey of the townships into 
sections was usually a subsequent matter, and the lilies were 
ran north from the south line of the towuship, and west from 
the east lire, beginning in each case from section comers pre- 
viously established. As the surveys had to be made cheaply 
anil expeditiously, if a variation of a fe.v rods was made in run- 
ning a section line to the opposite side of the towiisliip it was 
left so, but in sidalividin-i the next township a new start was 
ma.le in the riaht place. This will account for the "joL'S." so 
often met with'oii the township aii.l rai.^.. lin.rs. The sections 
were made •■ full" as far as possible, and if a township lacks 
ten rods or half a mile in lenith from north to south, the 
deSciency will not be lii-tributed but be foiiinl in ti.e north 
tier only. In like manner the delicicncy, it m v. :- i i on 



the I 



The 



thirty- 



ship is of full 

mile square and coiitainir.ir 1:4.) ncies ol janil 
btred in rt'.oilar order, bcmninj at the northeasi 
is alw.aysseetion One. 'I i,.' north west corner is . 
southwest ami southeast being numbered thirty-. 



laving out the public lauds of the United Slates is a most com- 
pi'Chcnsivcone,aiid l.y i;u ini; ihc .section, t.iwuship. and niii'j,-. 
and number ofpriucipai meridian and parallels, any .'iic liiniiliar 
with the system can locate aiiMliiiig. | ro[ eriy dcscni'e.l. wiili- 

States. The 'principle was not applied to the silidiv.sion of 
States cast of Ohio, and only to a limited extent tlicic, ami 

very inenular in most of the eastern ami sontheru States of 
the'Vnion. 

Ill the oiisinal surveys of this eoiintv the .section lines were 
iiiarke.1 tbroiiLdi the woo.ls l.v ■• blazes" on the trees, ami at 
the corners, the direction and distance to certain deseril.e.1 trees 
were uole.l. ami a copv of these lield notes has been deposited 
ill the olhce of the county leci.i.ler. 

The tempo, iirv stakes set by the deputy-surveyors for aec- 



EXPLANATION OF THE MAPS- 

The maps in tld.s work ar., prepared in Ihe oiilinary m er. the 

lop beiiiir north, confeqiieiillv the hotloin [.art is so.illi, the rijilil 
hanil east, and the left lian.l s.ile reprcsenli.ii; the west. 

If any ejeeplions to ll.is arraiisenieui occur la the Atlas they 
ivill Iw ].loiiily ninrke.l. so as m.t to cause eonhision. It mast he 

borne in uiiiid. however, ii.a ch ai a number of llie aiap paL'es 

are mscrle.l shleivavs on necouiit of their great width, ll.at by tlie 
l.ip of the uia^i.ive do not aUnvs mean the (..;) of the Jooi. The 
pemral .lireeti.m of the Icllen.i!: is from east to we-t, but the 

We will no.v procec.l to .Icscrihe the several maps in detail. 

The County Map cinl.raees an outline of the whole county, 
showing its leading features at a glance. 

The Vi'^ije and Toicnsfiiji linn are shown by heavy lines, the 
nti.nhers being given on the margin. 

The design of this map is to show the general features of the 
county plainly, and present Ihein at one view. Care has been 
taken not to iiLs'Tt -o much of .leiails as to confuse or ob.scarc the 

As llie townships in Wab.ish County have been created with a 
general disregard of the original congressional townships, it inu.st 

ma'iy as four seelioas having the same nuinlier, may he found in 

liv a short study of the outline c.mnty map much may be learned. 
Il ii indeed a sort of index or key to all the others, ami no one 
d.;siriiig to thoroughly understand relative location.s slioiihl fail to 



(eivill township; other section nnmluTs are found m..re than 

oiiee, ami so in sciirc i; for any purlicular sedion. ihi- township 

and range to which it I..' -s mmst be bon.e in .aiml. 

Oil the south -i.h- of Che Wabis.i River and along Treaty Creek 
are a number of Indian reserves tlirongli »hich the section lines 
hare never been e.Men.led. tho..'_'l. in mo. t cases they have loin: 

since been sold by their u .or.gimil ,.cci.| ts. These r.'serves 

are usindlv numbere.l. and s,.me of the liir;,-,'r ones have been sub- 
divided. 'Among these reserves was one aliieh belong.al to the 
Indian Charley. It is kmovn as " Cli.irley's Section," ami a part 
of the present .'ity of Wabash is built upo.i it. 

La Ulli. T..WNSIIie This township, lite Noble, is a very largo 

one. being of about the same si7.e. 'I'akeii all.igether. its greatest 
length is twelve miles by eight in widlh As it can bo most con- 
veniently shown in that wnv. il is divided into two separate iiiaii.4. 
the part lying in Town. Sl'in one map, and the part in Town. ■.•» 
ill another. That part of Town. 21 had a |.ortioii of its original 
huiindarlcs taken to form -N'ohle Township, hat is shown here, as 
well as on the map of that township, the township line being in- 
dicated by the coloring. 

The survey of this township was not all made at one time, hut 
at intervals, as the dilTercnt parts I.ecnnie s.d.ject to entry when 
the Indian title was extinguished. Some of these reserves were 
owned by the Indians until the coiintrv became quite generally 
settled, the large reserve (No. U). lying'jnst south of Ihc Waba-li 
i Uiver, now divided into Upper, .Miu.llo, and Lower Keservc aec- 

Th'e map of the north part of La Gro Town-ldp embraces 
I Town. 2a, Unngc 7, and |.art of Kang.- «. A large tract along the 
river, just above the present villi.gc of La Oro, was nut surveyed 
I into sections nnlil the year H5F>. 

This township .hriv'c.l its name from La Oro, an Indian chief 
'who once nourished ia the vicinity. His numo was variously 
I spelt. La Oro, Lngro, Lesgros, Le (iris, ele., and is evidently of 
I French origin. 

Pawpaw Township is of recent formation, huviug been mn.le 
' from Noble and i'leasanl towiLships. It has the nsaal two-mile 
1 strip in Sec. 5. and cmbrae s |..ir|. ..f T..»i,, 21 and 23. It is 
i the sinullcs. township " . . 



.' tlia 



ii-hip 



i located in pan 

,„, .', wit. Town. 20, rang 

i„„-e 5, To*n, ao, Ilane'e i 

I'.ir in four dilfercnt |.laee 



!>— Till' 



all 






6 i 4 


3 1 2 


. 1 












7 


8 < 9 


10 ! 11 


12 


18 


n KJ 


1,5 ' H 


13 


," 


20 ' 21 


23 1 2:( 


21 I 


30 


2'J i 2S ; 27 : 2i; 


2r. i 


— 


32 , 33 j 34 1 3.-, 


.:ll 



of Town. 211, l;a.i-e 7, and a sir p livo f.cii.,iis wide olT from ihe 
weit pnrt of Kuiige X : in boli, ranges the last quarter section is 
fraeti.mal. containing le-s ll..,n lOil a,'r,' = 

A large tra.'t in ■:, " ■ -' : -; ' " ''" > 'i .: ' .^as apart 
of the land re-Ti"! I' 'n ,', ' , 'i , I ',; , , ::.,.i„a-slia. 

Until 1S73 itwa. " . ,' I . I : ■" i- .' ' ' ■ er» of 

his ban.l »« a ..r'. "- ii. i ■, in • . ._•■ , I.". ,'. i!. .1 'in.C it waS 
divi.l.'d .ip a. '.• 111. "N 

Tl.ise l.,.liiiils „r. I ril./.iiis; thcy pay no tax Upon the liui.l ; 

n.ire..n liny „ II or .in '> -r il ; n, Itlicr e.in it be K.'iz ind sohl 

to sali-fv Jinluments ll l-.SI, when th.'.o diaabililie. expire by 

ter.M. of treaiy 

Wai.t/. T..^y^sllll■ This 1. 1. .ship als,. eonlaina 48 sielnin.; 

eonsisling of a fnl ere .1 t.iw.ishlp of :ili lions. Town 

2i;. Ibinu'.- .',, ....'1 a slni' Iw., mil,-- wi.h- oIT the east part of Kai.ge 
,'.. Tm. w.'sl tn r of l; .ni... r, i- fru.l.oi.al. 

The luinl r.'..rv.,'.l 1.. ',10-1 ..-o ma sliuexlends inio this towil- 

.hipal-ot-.c I riv To-'.'-loi'l - - - . 

.\ .f T..ws-iiii'^ri,is l.,».,.liip .'ontaiii. about "I seel 

bi.'lii.limr r... rves It cnil,rii',s 111 ilh half of Town. 2S. 

Han,...' i;, and six .lelions in lianfc .', ; all of Town. 27. Kange (1, 

an.l twelve sieii in T.iwn. 27, llnnire !,, ami part of Town 27, 

Ita.'ge 7. 

t, dioiis niimbe.ed .'I.', ami 31) therefore ap|.enr/"'.r (iVar. in this 



of fimr ililTcrent C":,.-! . - 
5, Town 21). Ilan,-' 
Sections 23 ami L' ; 
while Sec. 3. for in." 

Cmi-steu ToWNSiuf conuiiis sixty-sis secti.!n«. all of Town. 
2'J. I!aii..'e 7 ; west third |.arl of Town. 2'J. Range ,s, and s.'Ulli 
half of T.iwn 30, Range 7; eons.'.|iicnlly, .Sections 31 an.l ■.;•> 
appear three times, but, as behire slated, no trouble need arise if 
the township and range are given. 

The Vir.l.A.lF. IM.a.vs have been drawn on a niiirorm s.-alc of six 
chains or 33C feet to the inch, ami wiP be found very complele and 
salisfaelory. 

The hislorieal ami ileFcriplive portions of the work have bcii 
prepare.l willi In.i'li care, especial pains h.ing taken to c.ilU.-t 

materials fr aiilli...tm sounjes. On so.nep'oiiis i;„.,.l au'lni. 

rilies wonl.l .lilT.r, an.l it i., m.t to be womlcnvl at. -iiii'i many of 

the oecnri-,' s .l.-serib, il t.mk place so long ago ll.at the me ry 

of men is oflcii vau-ii- »n,l ininllicliiiL-. 

The Sliilc an, I U. S maps .'ic.'o.npaiiyinr this work have been 
sel'i-I.'il »ilh great .-are iifl. r a.. exaln.nati..u ..f n.-«rlv every .nap 
of .iU.er ev.r piiMi-loil .liat wre at all Miilable. ll 1- b.-lieve,! 

v,",k "I'llii, k.nil K.Mrae,.|.ii'S of either can be obtained ol the 



,i;',.,'-l,,l to the intelligent r. .el.T thai h.' 
,„ i.ior' .t aa.l value of this All... as a w 
years, if In' make n-e of the blank lev 



able a.blition to ill.- 



SKCTIONAI, .MAI' 



ABASH, Co. 



i:> 



SEWARD CL 

II........ V ', !1. «■....• \- . 

I m/ t * 1 .+'\]ii.H.-r.iii ! 



.TON ^x' V' ,-, I (-•-, !',■"•' ■ ■ -^;\' / 'J 

=r'ii..i-.--rf,i„ir...! o <i — ^--li-^ ' .', 1 I vu,."i'il\si..|/; --^ 








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r.-u/mrs' 'MiuwTom\ WWj>w;s'ii C(k^ Lyj/, 



CHESTER TOWNSHIP. 



CHESTER TOWNS&IP-Coucludcd. 



OCCUPATION, P. 0. ADDREiS. 



A.1..ms, Itirhanl. 
Alli>l.."isn, .I..IM, 
Aiijl" "i-'li. J. 



. O A. 



J. C. 



liff 
Hon 

Uriii.ll.-, Will 

C,im|.l)vll, Ardiil.ul 

Carsan. Uol.l 

Cliri>lle, E.l«;.r.l. , 
Oirisliiwn. .loin, W 

Clark. ,I..liii A 

Conislurk, ilnay. 
Coinstot-'k, Jiiliii . , 
Cook, Mifliael ... 

Cripo, D. C 

Proiiil. U. W 

Elliott. II.. I 

Kinktiiliiiier, U. S 
tiarbtr. P uiiel ... 
Garl.fr. ir.iirj. . . . 
Gill. Fr 



Grin 



. 0>car F. . 



ifkH, li( 
Hunlt. Tl.omi 
Uarler, Eiiocl 
Heck, Join... 



Heckelhorn. .lull. 



Iliiir.ird. Aiiaiii... 
liiill. Jnl.n W. . . 
Jciiki, Ruben N. 
Jetiks, Stel.beii. . 



Kesle 
Kesie 
Ktsi 



!,.c|,l,.,n 
. . Alui.zo 
Kcster, Clmrlci 
Kocii, Frciliritl 
UnjstoTi, Ilirar 

Loflan<l,(.!i.!i-.m 
Loii.-. I>n>i, .1 . 



.McClurc. 
Mr(;,.icl.i 
MrCal.. 
-M.Faiin. 



ii.l.. Fn 



;N. MiiiiHicstcr. .•Sini.ii.l.iii, ,l..bn.... 

Si'i'l' A. ir. ... 

„ I ■■ ■■ Sifuk-. .1. .M 

I.',. \a MiMi \ rn.n. (:.i>t .Mill l.il.HU .Mill.. SivU.T. Fiv.l 

;. ti,T Fi.rm.T N. .\l^i.,.-l„-.~ur. .^;o..|.s, .r„lin 

C-r, . . i •■ J ■■ iSln.i.lf. Fraiir. .. . 

I) •• ■• Suli. I,.i F^.v.no... 

, (1. I " " S«,iiik, Mr.. A. (.'.. 

11 1 •■ ; •• Tai.iiiT. Wi!li,< 

I'll. .. MiTclmiil. I.il.unv Mill-. rl'ujlor. .Iu,.|ili W. . 

Iii'laiid. . Kiirmor- ..■...:-.....;.; t'rlnina.- 'Tiril.ir, Orii.i.rf.. K , 



, W.I 



L'rM'lKl. III.. 
U',.li,Ts, r,tv 
U'.iki..s. .1... 



.1C.I1..I.TV Co O...AV..coi,.ii«k,T ! 

..<ii..>k.. Co h.U . lAiTi (or Viet Svw. M..ib. 

M.v Co I) F..r.m.r -V .M.,.kIh-i 

;.li.,-l. Co l.„l ll'liivliTiT , ■• \V...i.sl...r..'b, .1 

.rkCi. O |I!l..ck>niill. a.i.l Fi.r.ncr..' " iWoo.l, Wiili.ir 

..■k,..u-!ia.i,Uo.WVFiiniifr I " [IsilCil. Wilson, J. U. 

.ti,..i..-i.i.... Co.W V| •■ Britrkni, HDiUiii;- ' 

il.l,. Co O I ■' N. .Maiii'lieslcr. ,: 

:<fi C.l. (J iProprii'lorofSuw Mill .. Wub.lsli. 

i.kriik Co. Mil. . Fur. & IVon. of Siiiv Mil! X. .Mu..clicsler. L 

...c„m,i.,ir, Co, Ire.lFarmer 1 " 1) 

....L.n...,TyCo. 0..j ■■ I ■■ ■ 





NATIVITY. 




OCCUPATION. P.O. ADDRESS. 


l-r 


111.' Co. 


Kii 


mir mill Urifkliiv. r . . T,ibi-rly Mills. 


W 


>...• Co I...I .... 
-...•Co, I...I 


l-o 


Plfii..iinl View. 


Fi. 


l.Ui'l,. (U-r 

11. V Co I...I 




jVtw .Miidisoii. 

I'lcaioii.t Vifiv. 


W 


ll.o.li.Ti;, tier 




;X. M«iii-lii-.il,.r. 


\l. 


.-..'.. Co. t) 


I'll 


sii.ilb I.iliorly Mills. 


1 . 


.1. !i,t Co. Mil .. 


l''.i 


,...T .V .XLiiioli-stcr. 


.11 

I'.. 


1 'o. V.i. .. 

.11. ■ C, I,..l.... 


F» 
Fii 


.Vc» .Mii.lisi.u. 

lii'iilir N. Mulii-btstiT. 

iiiw iii.il .Iiislii-i- rrac-i 
... iiii.l l'tj|i. .Sii» .Mill 




1.:. C.l I) 

■1. C.l Ii.il 

.li C„ I,.,l 


F.i 




K. 


'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.V.'.'.'}y\t,.!.M Vieir. 


,si, 


.k Co. U 

..I..-.- Co. I'll.. 




iN. .Miiln-Ilfster. 




iiipr iii.l Ciinii'iitHr ' 



.lin : 1..I i^iic.i.ii.iii 

.|2!l T3lil-i4i.Kii»ll fi 



ill Co O... F 
. lull j 



LA GBO TOWNSHIP. 



, li. 



.xNC.I ■• 

Co. I'u.'Far&D.i.l. ill Alt. I 
) I'roiirielo.-of Sii« .Mi 



I \Si-i lt..-l. C.l 1.1 



ik.' Co O 'Fiirm. * .Kfl. Apr Inii 

.■ C.l. \ V Fi.rnlfr 

. Co -\. y ' •■ 

■ Co. .V V 1 ■• 

.•liozcCo O lilu.-ksmilli 



1 I...1. 
. I...1 . 



Fin 



':.. .. .l.<t. I',' 
() . n,v-;..i;, 
F...-n,.r 



" •, Abbott, Samuel 

' I!a.lKer, Reason . . . . 

I.ibcnv Mills. I Bilker, Wiu. C 

N. .MiMieliralcr. . Uanistei-, Collru . . . . 

■ Biiuister, Xatliaiiiel. 

New Muiliso.i. i lilnek, .1. P 

N. Maiicliesler. j Bradbury. P. N 

I'nrnily.A. U 

■ Brady, T. K 

Liberty -Mills. iBrcucr, licuj 

N. Muneliestur. Brewer, .loci 

Cla|ip. T. A 

:|Clo«, W. T 

iColberl.W 

.\cw M..di..on. ' Coomier, .1. II 

.V. Miinebesler. 'Conner, L. S 

!Crainer, Heifer 

ilCiuine, A. I) 

■■ 'iCubbcrley. Wm. li. 

; " Curnnll, I.. II 

Pleasant View. Dure, II. il 

I " llai-n, I, 

X. .Miiiieliesler. Hale, IIin.ni 

1 " Pulley, Diinicl 

n.l Ins. A-i, l.ii.erlv Mills. Il.iflon, .loliii 

l)uf:on, Iliclunl . . . 

N. Manelicster. Klliolt, Ilavid 

Fill, Andrew 



.i.S Fii 



.lull.. 



Mil 



. ■!'> 7 '1 l»H 1 . 



PI,'. 

Pli'iiMiut View. 
\, Maiiebrsier 

I.iberiy Mills. 

.\. .M.inilic.t..r 



Fall, Ilni.i.-I .. 
Furlow, .Minus . 
Fiiwlcy, .l.il.n . 



I. .-..v. .l.,l.n F. 
ili.i:., T .\ . 
I hill-, .Mnrcis 



lli'i 


^¥'"::::;::^ 


II.. 


, ,1. i, J 


Kal 
Kn 


1/.. .lol.u -i 

imtr, Asa J. 



-44 X.ibolas C... Ky. 
Si.'i Kusli Co lud. .. 
S.3I lltiiivCo. Iiid... 
<hil U-|,rreii Co. (). . . 

S43 Indiana 

Sll S.iney Co X. G. 
H:\ Hi-l.la.id Co. O . 

-Ill .Miel.i-an 

.541 llatli C.l. Ky. ... 

S41 fll.io 

542(Jl.io 

sSailrant Co. Ii.J. .. 
■its York Co. Pa.... 

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Ill 1-tl \V.ili...|. Co. Ind 



. iTeuclier 

. tF.irnier 

. Carpenter nnd Fai 



r and .Slate Uej 
r.nd'Co.'Co.n 



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lilli-r 

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Urlinn 
I,« Or 
l!«ldei 


ininker 
anii Pi'i 




|>. Saw Mill 


l.a IJr 


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Dora. 
I.adr 



I'ATltdNS' 1)||;KI'T(II!V, WAHASll CnlMV. INIHANA. 
LA GRO TOWNSHIP -Comludcd. l LIBERTY TOWNSHIP-Coucludcd. 



NATIVITV. 



OCCUPATION. 



P.O. ADOBESS. 



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I..nnv. II. W.. 

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M«|.lt. .M, r. . 
Murviii. U. -V 



. ll.ira. 

. rirasnnt Vii-» 



JliDuiii. 1, Will. 
IVr.ev, Jolin H. 
I'irkiT'.ni.-. S . . . 

Pike, J. \V 

Powell. Knos... 



,,u,l CTpcKT. 

maker 

ontl Tileniukcr. 



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.La lire 
.AViil.H^ 
. Ln Gr. 



IIoss, .M. W 

l;os!, Win T 

Koofc. f. II 

Scolt, Waller 

SImn-, J. A 

Piclier'., Oaiid. . . . 
Siiiilh. W. T 

Slarliuck. J. n .... 
Sleveiis, IK-iirj . . . 
Sloo|is. Uk-lu.nl... 

Stooj.s, Onvid 

Slrniiclin. Jul.n .M . 
S|itielicr, C W. . . . 



■ inelilm. 
, LciQro. 
.^New Hiillnnd. 



Speiehel 



, Chi 



- Cu. O. 
■ Co (I. 



lid Ku 



Xew riollmiil. 
, Waliasll. 
arliiiiin. 



S|,eicl,c 
Speielier. Frnrk, 
Spek-lier. J.jliii, ; 
TuTlor, Theocl ,n 
Tfcomiii, E. I! . 



'rilm 



n, J.I. K- 
, I). II . . 



.-, IM,;, l;,. , >».iu,.rl„i„t.. Ki.niie.- | ■• 

s I'-.Oi II , n... Co. O •■ ' •• 

.-, 1.3.=.7 ll.-i..-, Svvilzerli.nil. " I " 

slSTl Vc.ni.lion Co. Ii.d.. ■• .Ln Gro 

:;) 13:11 I una I'hv*lri«n .• 

1; 1^*» r.tl.leCo. O IV.'.|.. olSnlv Mill Urlmnj. 

',1 1^4'. 1 u::t Kjrnicr Wal.a»ll. 

.. isj'i ! , ,.|. Co. Iiul .... (Vri.niicr U lira. 



. laiTier 
, .M.rclmi 



Whitraore, Aaron 
Wliilmore, Iknry 
Zaiini, Geo. J 



. Dora. 
. La Or( 
.^Url.ani 

'. Li On 



LIBERTY TOWNSHIP. 



A^lnsl^0ll^', W (1. 

Brady. .T I! 

P.ruiiy, P. I 

li.iirl.l, Levi 

IJra.ly. .1 Tcmi.. 



1 r.,. i„.i . . 

llsl. C. Il.ll. 

i.,l. Co i,„i. 



La i 






, p.' 

, Ilai.i.l . 



.\M , Fi.raier . 
M.l . . 
. Va, 1: '.rclKa 



... Wal.asli. 

;;: Tn-«ij. 

'.'.'. I.ii.i-.jln.illo. 
'.'.'. La Koiiloinc. 



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M.'lUniii. (■■,,. 1 
.M. Ni.l. |i. 1:... 
M.Ph.TM.ii. All.. 
I'a.illii^, .l.rry .. 
P..1.IIIK, .Mi->. C. 

P.i.r Will . 

P.i-..i.-a. Will . 
lVrkii.». (I. [■:. . 
Pris^lir. .Mi. line 
Itii.lieil. i:,li.-ar. 



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Si'oll. .1 illiaii . . 

ilSiiyder. Will. . .. 

Sleveii.<. Illel.ar.l 
i.Slcnarl. ilol.t . . . 

Sr.jlt. C. R 

Tefliliiieyel. .I..«e|i 
irniom|..on. J. P.. 
. Thoiuiis. Jaeol. . . . 
''Tlloiiias, Samuel . . 

;Tliom|..<..ii. \V I! , 

iTvner, II W 

Tuier, Klijal, .... 

Tvner, Jue,.li .... 

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Wu 



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mi, I'.i.l.ert . . 
1 Walsoii, C II. ... 
.AVasoiicr. O. a. T, 



OCCUPATION. 



P.O. ADDRESS 

1 

..Amiriea. 
..[,11 I'lintaine. 



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r a.i.i 'niiiier! ! ; ; ; ; W 
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■mid nnilder... Ln K.inl. 
id Coiiiily Com.: " 



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lie Co. Iiid. 
11. 1 Co. Iiid . 
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lie Co. liiJ. 
iia Co.' O. '. 



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.Farmer 

: Lii,,inr 
. Pr..,.ri, 
. F..riiier 
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La Folili 


r of Sa 


V .Mill... 


Treaty. 
Liiieoliiv 
La Koiita 



NOBLE TOWNSHIP. 





. .lames 






1. .Mare . 




liilli 


k'., o?w. 

r. Daniel 


a. 


li.lll 


Dui.iel .M 




CarTi 


r. Aiiio,^ . 




Cis^ii 


. Ale.xa... 


er 


Cory 
Cory, 
Conle 


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on Co. Oliio 

1 

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Co O'.io, 


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Co. Ul.io. 


. . Fa 


. C. lad. 
1 C... Pa. 


. . Far 



Itiell Va'lee. 

WiiUasli. 
. Kicli Valley. 
, Ual.a>li 
, Uieli To 

Wnl.n.li, 

. Kieli Valley. 



Lilaurds, .I..I1 
Kllioll. .1 ((, 
Fwins. S .S.. 



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HISTORY OF WABASH COUNTY, INOIANA, 



B Y T C) ^V ivT S n 1 1* S . 



PLEASANT TOWNSHIP. 



»>'ll !"■ 5^ '1'" ' 


:,mo .Mm,.^ 


tlic r:.l-r:ii.iiil villi 
oillicrsi.lu; wi-ll i 
To llif n(.lllin:ii.l 
C'lwk-i, iIk- siiil 
hcrivilj ti.i.lkr>-.l. 


i'llriT.l. lu' 
ill Uio r,^ 


stocked n-itli lisli. 

btit from tlio cin 
iKTcd. In tlic 111. 
ilesignatot), Ik-Us 


31" « llil-ll f 



111^9, 



ul aloi 



iiiiiity ' 



Ululctl tli[ 

■ the riv 



early ttay9,vcry ilcnso, cliukfil wiili i 
by a large variety of tro-s — i^-.ik. nin|>l 
larfaiid beecli, Ijeiiig (lie le;iiliiijr variil 
the tinilwr was almost cxclusiMr-ly o: 
underhrusli, Tlie trees wen.' (tf ;i im- 
aging about 1 



oiigli to allow 






laliL 



nnywlicrc r 



tliem. 

TbroHgh these ojien forests there grew n rank, coarse, aiul 
stran'-likc sage grass, as tall as a ina'!'^ head; aiui it was by 
firing tills in the fall of the year that the Indians had kept them 
so perfectly free from nnderbniah. In I;itcr years, when a 
settlers' cabin was located here and then, those fires were pro 
dnctive of most disastrous coiiseqnences, destroying stock and 
fencing, and very often homes besiiles. 

These openings were inlcrsperscd with small wet prairie<i, 
varying in extent from twenty-five to eiglity acres, ami at that 
time covered with water during a greater part of the year. 
Many of those had evidently becn'hik.s, at no very re'inute 
period, and the fiiling-in prncess which made them prairies 
instead is slowly proi^ressin^' at the present day. Within the 

present lakes have re^-edcd quite |*crceplibly; an<l the shores 
of Mud Lake, in pjirlicnlar. arc said to have encrnai:hui1 upon 
its limits not less than three rods on all sides within the period 
of preacni recollections. Nearly all the lakes in the ton-n.^ihip 
are surrounded by extensive belts of swamp land, which have 
evidently onp time bocu water surface, and will some dav be 
cultivated fields. Indian tnidilion telU of the exi^cence of a 
large lake in the eastern part of the town.-hip, on what is now 
known as the Thorn farm, and land adjoining. Attlie time of 
the arrival of the first settlers a smnll'lakc still existed in the 
centre of the prairie; but hus since disappeared altogether. 

Beaver Lakes. — Another feature of some interei^t. many 
examples of which are to lie seon in tins township, are the 
prairies wliicli were once lakes formed liy llie laboi-s of tliat 
interesting nniuial, so |>lentiful hereabout in former times — the 
beaver. In many locniilie-i, theirlabors have performed an im- 
portant part in .slinping the surface of the country, aiitl their 
long, low, mound-like dams are still to l»c srcn in many locali- 
ties ; generally on llie outskirts of a prairie whicii has (mce 
been one of their arlilici;.! lakes. Th';y carried Ui-; earth rr<jm 
the hillsides to biiihl Ion;; i.mhnid(nit.t,ts acro-ts the valleys; 
thus overrtowin^' large irai.ti of lu?aviiy limbered country and 
keeping itundcr'v:it.;r until all the tic<;=i died, or were cut down 
by their fliarp tidli. WUm tlit-ir .i:.ms bn.ke away they re- 



i-uired tiM 
and.oIh..ylivMli 
wiiter-b.-u'L-d.^ti 
by thC[,e.(im..r.t .. 
trapper and Um- U 
the westward : ihn 
more, and their 1:. 
the low wet pndri 
later years, n« tin: 
»Ht|.-.i, tliu olil St 
l.iil.leli r.ir ok™ li 
face to tiil us till: 
-Soil, etc — Noll 



iin-l nti>i tlic tiiil<:i< 
s .,]■ Ire, s ivl.i,;li lin 
Ilk. •! tlieir way to 



I iKxTssnrvtorciiili-rtliolaii.lcoiniiiiioiislvfortilo. In the li.iivilv 
! lii.ilivivii triu-ls.or l.cec-li liiiiMs.as ilivi „u. soiiirlin.cs oiiil.ii, 

■„ V, rit-lit tin- M.il IS,.!- a li.h, l„ai,iv nnliiiT. iiii.l.-il:u.l l.^ a l.liio i-lav 

■•;ivoil. K,\ siil~nil; ivliil,- ill tin' |.rairi.-s uii.l in tliL- \ uiiilty ..I'll,., streams 

|i„li,,;is, ai„l It ,',,ii"ist» of a riel, l.l„,!i iiiiHk of (iivat ,k|.lli ami IV-rlilitv ; 

for miles on tl„.,i._.|i re.|iiiriii|: tlu.roo^l, ,lraiiia.:e in .mier to nii.ler it lit 

1,1 |.i..,liu-tiie. lo, .:iillivalion. The siilisoil Uero in generally of a jsravcllv 

ai„l .-^.i,,:,-.-.'! ...itiire. 

rilii,-; less First Sctllemcnts:— I'leasint To<vnslii|. was tlie clwellini;- 

ikelets, «liose l.l.n.e ,.V tlie iiolile ic.l man nntil tlie sprini; of 1S35. It w.is 

I alaiii.lnntiy at Iliis time Jolin Amiersoii, rornierly from Olii,. : lint more 

■s." or "liar- , reeeiitlv from uoineirhere near Loj^ansptirt, tos.ttier with liis 

ntofsterililv. wile, two sons, an.l two ilaiiu'llters, eame lip on the n.irtii siile 

S|,ars,_.|y liio- ol' Kel River anil settle,! on S.|iiirrel (.'reek, about a mile aliove 

cell tlit'i oiwu- there wa? at that time im Imlian village called I5.|uirreltown, 

rests were, in J after old Ca|.t. S.inirrel, the ehief, alter whom tlic cr,...k was 

iidilivcrsii;ed also iiamcil. His Imlian name >va.s Nieon/a; th.at boing the 

leaiuore, poj^ | r..tLi»attainie wor,l for sipiirrel. Nivsni/a post olliee, just 

lheo|,eiiiuL-s within the limits of Miami Conutv. is n:.med in honor of the 

■ely flea from , < IJ chieflaiii ; who is sai,l to liaxo l...eil a moiU.l red man, pre- 

.ttered'tliinlv ' tu.i, "innsunl iu his" race. He died at a very advanced age. 

1 The village occnpitHl a cleared .space of sronnd just cast of 

I Stockdale, on laud now owned liy .lames IJnnlge; and their 

. burving-gronnd was situated at liic corner of the road ea.st of 

] there, part of it now lieing iu the highway. 

I John Anderson was the first man to cut a road from Weasau 

i Creek up Eel River into Wal.ash County; ami saw-mdls lieiiig 

1 a cinveliicnce of civilization not yet inliotluced, an,l llio ncces- 

< sarv uiiiuher of men to carry on a log-raising not to bo lia.t 

I witi.iii a radius of ten or tiftecn miles, his first habitation was 

I necessarily of a r.atlier primitive style of architecture. He is 

; deserilie.l as having settle,! Iii.nself with his back against a 

' large poplar log with a roof of split clapboards over him, sni>- 

ported by crotches and poles. Such was the llrst cabin built 

l.v a white man in IMcasantTownshiii. A man liamc.l Kalston 

had sctthsl ou the other si.lc of Eel River, further down, iu 

.\liatni Coiintv, the winter b,;furc, and made ft small clearing. 

I In the suminerof lS3i. a p:irtv of three followed an Imlia'n 

i trail down from .Mancb.ister to' .Squirrel village and to .John 

I Anderson's cabin, a mile above it. Their names were .lesse 

; .M vers, Jacob Gill, and .Matliias lukcus— who was at that time 

' a "boy of sixteen. At .Manchester the road from La Gro in 

I Tiirl.ev Creek prairie crossed Eel Kiver ; and these thix.e were 

i the lir'st white men to cut a ro.ad frr.ni that point down. At 

: the time of their coming there were about sisty Miaiuis ami 

I rottawattnraics encamped on the bank of the river, across 

I from llancliester. The bind di.l not come into market until 

i the ensuing .-September, when it was bought up quite rapi.lly. 

At the time of Cob Anikrson's scttiemeiit, and until the 

ensuing fall, no provisions could be obtaiuc.l short ol the Wca 

prairie, near Lafayette. The nearest mill was at Logansport, 

to whiuli point they made their trips in a pirogue. This joil riiey 

occupied several days ; the task of returning up atreaia being 

slow and tedious. 

A com cra.kcr was built on Eel River at an early day, liow- 
evtr, which did awavwitli the greater part of this arduous duty. 
it was situatcl a liitl.; below where Lalelon now stands, near 
the site of Ullerv & .Miller's «aw-mill. James t'ojc was tliearchi- 
to-t an.l proprietor; a,.d the str.ulnie was some like the cabin 
licforc-meiiti..n..d. ccnhistiiig r.f little besi.lcs the ru.le m.acliiiiery 
ami rial, r burrs Idrcsaeil o.it of a e.iiiph- of boiil.leis, or '■ nig- 
g.r.liea.ls," as tlH■^ are oft. ii .fdh-h, with a roof siipporte.l by 
pi.l.s ovci Ihe li,.;,i..-r. The mill di.l n-ry gond w..rk, however, 
ill,. I in .....irse of time tlu-v came to grind wheat tlicic also, 
llolh of the burrs an: still to be seen near the uhl bite of the 
mill. 

Ill the fall of 183f. the importance of the iiresidcntial elee- 
tion about t.i take place so impressed the niil.<h of the fe.v 
s.itllers that tiiev met tog, Iher ami iiame.l and organized I'leiis- 
aut Township. Ml orib-r'to s..,.,„e the privik-.ge of hol.ling an 
ele.riion witl,„i tb.ir own liii..ts. The M.tiiig was iloiie at the 
ho.is.. or.-;..ii,iiel Thurston, ami there w,;re but live legal voters 
j.rcsent; 'lii.se hi lUg all pre-, nt who hail been in the .State a 
j..at;jiist enough to form lluir boani, an,l no more. Tli.-ir 
names were Jesse Myers, J..l.n Aii.!er-.,ii, ,|.,.- Ikunis, John 
1-irrw, .ami Jacob liili. I lure w,ie tl.r.-e Whigs ami two 
ne..iiijcrjts: but as the llemoorats .li.l not kn.iw the uam.-s of 
th, .r . leebTH. only three hi.l|,.ls w,r.. east, an.l two of the Hve 
l.;.d vot...r.s, Uie ju.lgcs of the electi.,n,carrieil the ret.irns to 
Wabash. 



clerk I 



olllce be 



I During the temporary orguiii/aiion of the township its school 

sim[ily cmbraecil town. 'J;!, range ''.. The first scliooi-houses in 
i the township were put np without any apnropriat.on of r'linds 
for that purpose. All the settlers iii the vicinitv would get 
together, and raise a building which answered the |.iirpose, ,n 
I a cleared space barely large enough to aceoramod.iie it. 
I Jobu Aiulersou, or Col. Aii.lerson, as he was more conimonlv 
! calleil, having been an olhcer in the luili.HU War, was the Ur.s't 
I Justice of the Teaec in Pleasant Township, and liebl the olfiec 

Other Early Settlers.— Among the earliest settlers of Plcas- 
saut Township not before mentioned, were .slamoel Shiiler. 
Lewis li. Mussleman, Ilartcr, liarncy I'aync, above where 
Lakcton now sttiuds, John and Cornelius Kerree. Isaac Teal, 
Nathan llcranditie, Jacob Larew, .Sutlicrlaud, I'avul Castle- 
man, John Walters, William Eckwright, Averv llra.-e, .Mathi is 
Mver.s, and Hunlgc.and Albert raiiliugaml Curtis I'.anllng, in 
18:17. James .Meecliam and .lolin and l;ol«;rt Ellison wire -arly 
settlers near Squirrel Village, on .^lit!li.gau liovl land in 
.Miami Comity. William Cornell scttlcl north o.'' where the 
present village of Uoaiiu is now thuated. 

First Death.— The first white woman who died in the town- 
ship was the wife of .Matliias .Myers, who died in 1S36. She 
was buried in the -Vicouza burying-ground, just across the 
line of Miami County. 

The oldest burying-ground in Pleasant Townshiii Is situated 
on the soutliern side of Win. Xabors' farm. In Sec! 
It was a part of a clearing maile by a m.in named Siraonton, 
I who had come from the southern part of the .State ii. the 
j summer of 18.'n or IHJS. He cleared olt a few seres there, 
sowed it with wheat, and commented putting up a small cabin, 
Into which he i.ilen.l.Jil to move Ills I'-in-ily as s,)on as it -.Jas 
I complete,!. Death stepped In ami changed all these ,,Iau3, 
I however, and a portion of his prospective home v,as ma.le his 
I final resting place. It suiisequently became the g^'ieral bury- 
ing-ground for the neigiiborliood. though It has cf late years 
fallen into disuse. 

Game. — Pleasa.lt Town..hip was wall supplied wnth game, 
which contributed greatly to the support of the earl / pioneers. 
Until within the last eight or ten years deer were" still ae-cn 

ground with the Imbans who llvc.l on the reser\e3 further 
south, long after the others bail been remove,! beyond the 
■ppi and the land partially cle-red up by w-iife settle.-s. 



Bear Lake 
ame from the 
arly d.ay hi tl 



.11 sheet of w 
mstaiice of a bear being killed tb 
intry's settlement. One Sumlav a 
ar 16 IT, as th .■ churchgoing peni 



s fert 



: log school-honsc which st 
icovcred a near passing thr 



13, Henr-,- Elehhoitz 



dings to thegra,l,„.llv le 


. ililig waters of the little lakelet. 


A Colli Bath.— Wh.n ,.i 


1 llavel riark came to the . oiiii 


with the gn-aler part of 1 


s p.iss.-.si.nis on an ov-.-arl. bv w 


of Ihe La (Iro and fink. 


y Civek pr.i.rie r..;..l, an.l .|.,w,i 


Indian trail, ho l,r..k,i III 


...igli th,. ice ,.u Kel Hiv.-r wlnle 


teiii|>ling a crossing, nii.l 


be a.ljii.eiit s,_-fl..ra li.l.i to turn , 


and help to I'lit a roa.! thr 


„igh the i.e to the shore. It wa 


bitterly c.ild dav an.l the 


valer ii.-arlv wri st-.lei-p. Mr. t.la 


hii.l a quantity ol whiskri 


willih,n,,or.,l„.|itl,., .,..., 1 |,aM.. 


freely, s<» fr.-.-ly in fact, lli 


«l,wli..ntli..ylii,.llvg..tliieo.,lm 






to thaw out Iheir 1.,'iiiiuit 


,1 limbs ami hail ri../.'U io.-.i's t!. 


found that tl.iy w. r,. .ver 


one of them " is ilr'nii. a, 1,„.„» 


Cow Hunling. — Inei.leii 


s, ludicrous aiei palh.-li,;. abouii.l 



IlISTOIiY lU' WAliASII COl'NTY ItV TOW NSl HI'S,— l'i.i;A,MST-rAwi'Aw—('iiKsmi. 



(C.."(imr,-,(/n.m ,.,.;;.■ n.) 
I ill llii' csiHTi.'luv^ of llt.->' i':irly |.i..ii.irfl. I'll.- MS'-l-'f 



I wluTc l.c .Ur.MuU,l liiiiis.-iri^Ulilinlia 
of bill «a» lii.nIK o>.il.i.>v,r,>l nii.l tnlv 
,, [ finl Church.— 111,. !usl .li.ir.l, ii. 



■ri;c I'r, 



1.1 1.1 



ii.,l « 



Ul.illVlK 



Kortl.\ 



>ul,l >.l:irl nil li,r s.^.i. (: 
M llfli'ii lor tlic S..1111.1 
i-oiv-l.oll, »ii.l llioii talliui; •• i-o' boss," -i-ii' b 
ivoo.ls r.nii.,' nfai". 

One Way to find Home— On snob nii oci- 
diimi; wbo is Btill li^in-, !■:: ■■'.■■■f n-.i,. tv I. .: k m>-ii!i..n oi- 
lier nam., in tbi< com., :. . ■ - ■ ' 'm i...me m 
eoarchor the rc»livcl...M . .' ,. '. • i, , ;.., :n .-it l,i-l, 
sliodiscovcrca ll.atslu. I,. .-. I; ■,- 1. -: .\ .:.1 .v :. n|.nr,..n-li- 
inp;, biirricd on iiroiiiatiii\lv b\ ■l.i- nmiMi.il f..L-j.iic-s or tlic 
«linos|ilici-(>, and (■sUoinc inci.suics ninsl lie .i.lo|.u.l or she 
nonld be coin|«.|leil t.. Rtav out nilh the im.Iv.-^ aloii.- for com- 
pany tlirongliout tbc livtl.nig muNt. Some iv.nuen noiild 
bnve K-en at a loss ivlmt to d.i. but not so ivith il.is one. 
Seizing one of tlic cons b\ tlic cau.bil cxtreniii.v, slie ._-avc lior 
a smart blow witli a cud-ei : and slartid in the .lir.-. tion of 
Uome at a pace ivliicll was. of neics-itv. veiy far from a slow 
one. If slie once let go slie won). I i.evcr l.c alio lo fo.llon- 
Ibera in tlie gatliering ni'^lu. tlironL-ti llio .lim "."..K a!,. I tall 
sage-gr.ass ; and so she clung to ibc ta.l nilli llic grip of .lospair, 
plunging througli ewainps. utioara--. aii.l fallen Ino-lops. ivliat- 
cver came in her way, nnlil slio al lou_.tli loarlio.i tlio c. .ill in 
•afety. She had travelled over lliree miles in tliis iKiruin ..■aniin 
manner; and was a trifle out of Inoalli.an.l .some ll.o wo:.e f-.r 
wear when she got lliere. Her Im-I.and had rolnnie.l limi-e 
from his work some time before she arrived: aii.l, beoomin:; 
alarmed at her long absence, was pounding OQ a barrel oiilaide 
tlic house to attract her attention if she were lost. This was 
a common method of giii. ling a lost one home at that tim.-, 
and when the good man did not return from his labors until 
the darkness had come on, his wile would take up her position 
outside the cabin and pound on the liea.l of a barrel with a 
heavy stick, in order to enable him to liiul the direction of the 
clearing. 

The story is told of a negligent husband who forgot 10 tell 
bis wife that be was going to attend a ■' corn-shuck. ng" at n 
neighbor's one evening, and the devoted woman stayol out 
and pounded on that barrel-head until long after luidniqiit. 

Chilled to Death.— .\nothcr circumstance of a similariiatnre 
to the one before mentioned, although attended with a sad 
finate, occurred some time afterwards. A young woman name:! 
Anna M. Gcik was lost while hunting the eow=, and obliged to 
remain out all night, hhe climbed a tree, and spent the .Ireary 
bfjurs among its branches, with what sceme.l like ten thousand 
wolves bowling and ravine under her. 'Jliey gnawed the bark 
from the tree, close to the ground, and lore up the earth for 
Bonie distance all around it. The fright and exposure of the 
frosty night proved too girat a shock for her constitution, and 
she died a few weeks afterwaril. 

Lost Child.— II was no uncommon thin.,; for children to stray 
away from home and become lo,t in the ^roo,ls. while .roods 
were so common and clearings »o small and so iinfre.piciit. 
One of the most notcl of then cases, in local liisf.ry. is the 
losing of one Henry I'cnrod. at that time agid tiiioo v.art. He 
disappeared about b.iir o'clock mv a;'ieriiooii. aii.l liic family, 
failing lo Cnd him, when it be-_'aii to grow dark, lall.-d in llicir 
neighbors to assist in the scar. 1. Tl.c noivs ,pr.-a.l lik. wibl- 

fire, that a child wa^ i.,-i. ■..-.■. Mn- I out to hum 

for the little waii.hr. r I - . i . '.1. .and when 



an.l 



I systematic search was .. 
I hail. I, an.l about nine o: 
i that he ha.l h. .n r..iiml. 



■oiinlv ; liptho 



I pn.hlloal..n;;.lisi 
■11. pr. |.ara|..iy lo 1 

Ihcrpr, ,..|i„:_:.. 



ankinenl foi 



» contributed smile 
out fauna of the 



Id appa 



The workmen to..k little iiifiv-t m tlio ,liv: 
up sonic parts of lllo .skoUtoli. .S.mio of 
present in the ealnnet of Wabiuli follogc a 

Oil the wc-t line of the countv .Mr. 1, 
uneanlicd the skull an.l antlers of an elk wli 
been mired in the swamp which lie wa.s ililc 
eiilht feet from tip to tip. A uuinU-r of Aztec arrow or spear 
heinds were found some years ago on Kel llivcr bv John li. 
Hnsard. 

Laketon.- Laketon, the principal village in riensant Town- 
ship, is eharminglv situated between Kel Uiver on the one 
sale, lloun.l I.alio, a clear, s|mrkliiig sheet of water with a 
sandy iKia.ih, on the other, an.l Long Lake a little to the north 
of it. Evi.leiuly the original pr„j..ctors of the place selected 
this locality .as the site on which to found a town I'rora the ex- 
treme beauty of its surroumliiigs. It w.as lahl out by Hugh 
llaiina, Isaac Thomas, an.l Jacob D. C'assett, on the Stli ilny 
of Septemlicr, l.S3i;, and was niiide the voting-place of the 
township soon ntXerwards. Al that lime it was ^nuplv a point 
on the old Indian trail down Eel liner fioiii .Mancliester. an.l 
consisted of a few log cabins, a blaoksiuitli shop, an.l the mill 
just below, built by'jamcs Coi. William Johnson and Ira 
Uurr were the lirst mer.-hants of the place. 

Ijamsville.— This is a small but ll.ririiig village which has 
recently sprung up on the line of the Hetroit, liel Uiver, and 
Illinois Uiiilroad, about a mile south of I.nketon. It is an en- 
terprising an.l progressive town, and is evidently destined, at 
no very distant day, to become the commercial centre of Plea- 
sant Townshin. 

New Harrisburg.- Thetown of Xew Uarrisburg is situated 
on the western line of riensant Township, ne.it to Fulton 
Countv. It was laid olf bv George lienlnrt. in July, ISof.. 
Although it has hardly fulfilled theespectntions of its original 
proprietors in growing to tie a large town, it is the central 
point and trading place for quite an exlcn.lc.l tract of country, 
and quito B thriving business is done by i 
lislimeuts. 



mile eutab- 



I 1.1 1:1. .r nam.. I I--.-..' \-' 
lull, 111. ha.l tia.k.d hill 

he prowling wolves, for a woiuler, hai 



alves, small |.ig-. sheep, etc.. ha 
fi.,m the.n with gr.ai .ai.-. <■ til.- «. '.i 
the .-on ipiaggy l,oll.,n.s ofthe p,Mrie...ar 
lhi.«e c.wurillv brut. .s, !..■!.. re lli'ir ov.n.r 
bellowicg, coidd ria. h lb. m. i l,..imh no 



,-} l.r 



umly nfl..- nild'lf 

.f one of tl..ir>M. 

I deer..lr...Vl'..d.'.nh 
I by H pack of tlii-i 



X\ ..i,w,'i',;i,', "'1.01-1.0.1. 



PAWPAW TOWNSHIP. 

This township has so rcceiitiv been formed out of parts of 
ricasant and Noble township-! that it would be dinicult to 
separate its history from theirs, .Much ofthe surface is a low 
and level plain, until Intel v covcrod with a dense growth of 
trees. The bens of the watoicoursos are in general but little 
.icpi.-ssed l.olow the level of the Mirr.mmliiig coiintvv, and thus 
bv boconiilig cli.i:g...l with falloii timber the channels would 
o'flen 1.0 so iuii,o.l.~i tliat the water wonl.l apren.l out over the 
snrro.jndii... .o.nilrv. cveriug it like a lake, ami giving other 
j.arts a s-vsmpv-lcokiiig appearance. For many years lliis 
portion of llie country whs avoi.led bv the selll.-r ; many tliilik- 
ii.g thLt mii.di of it o.as too |..-v and -v.-t for funiing piirp.,scs. 

or late this notion has been foiin.! to be aiMrroiuou, , ,aii I 

the farms ,11 this township are b.-lng r. Iv iiiiproocl. V.y.- 

v' "il'h'.vd'rp'iR u'lose u'n'.K on 'a°"ir with' Ui.' I.,',l,'as "tl,..rc is 
but l.ttle surfa.ie in the U.wn.l.ip too loiv to bo .Iraiiic.l, an.l 
vli.noii.o lon.l. n.l snitublc b.r croin the productiveness of 
liiesoil is iiiio,pialle.l. 

Corduroy Roads.— Through the low and level porlions of 
this and ..l!..r townships "corduroy" r.iails.as llnv wore ea 1. 



: pooially. l;..a.ls 



'III 



selves from the all-.l.v..iiiii,-.- ,iio.,piit..-, w.nil.l 1..- .1../ -J. I l.v 
Iho light, ami allow 11.0 li.iiilor. lo ap|.r..a. Ii mill. 11 c-i-i rnii-o 

of tlo'iii without alarm. In oi,~c ll.ov l...oiiiie IVigl.l .1 an.l 

started l.ovar.l llie shore, a slight r..ckilig r.oii. si.h- lo s.b- ..f 
the oanoc o..uld cause s-ioh a coinniolion am.mg the -lool.ius 
of Ih.. trees on the bank a, to iVe.pionllv fn-hlon lli.-.u 1. ..-k 
into the water again. When a door was kiUo.l, a liari, II. ..10,- 
was licl arouii.l its body ami a large stone atla.-l.cl. Mi.kiioj 
it in the liver in oriler lo seoiiio it from the wolves aid pan- 
thers until the following dav. when the parlv wouhl roliiiii and 
lish it up. There was no dillicnlty in liii.ling Iheiii, for ovorv 
hunter knew the river, ro.l bv lo.l, f.ir miles 111 both .liroetionii. 

Candles.— The candles of early times which came to aupei- 
cede Ihe bark torch in those d.-er hnntiiig excursions, and were 
used for various otii. r purp..sos of ilhimiiiiiti..li. were generally 
run in the hollow stein of the wild parsnip, around a re.l-woo.l 
twig for a wick. Tlioy were geiieiallv of doertailow, but soine- 
tinies of lard ami often of boeswa.x. ' When the material lorin- 
ing the candle was not snllioieiitly soliil 10 sustain itself, the 
case in which it had been run was left on ami burned willi it. 

Dogs— When game was nbuiidnnt, and wil.l nninials of a 
dangerous nature still oceasioiiallv to be met with, the d.,g of 
the early settler was a very iiselid, and in lact nlnioat iiidis- 
pcnsahle adjunct .if pioneer life. Those kept by the Indians 
iveie frcpioiulv half-wolf, ami gonerallv of a veiv wolfish ap- 
poaiaii. .. at bo,t. lustanccs of the cross lictween Ihn t.vo were 
not iiiirr,..,iioiil ; and many of their d.igs had the wolfcbaracler- 
istic or drinking, iostea.l of lapping, water The settler's dog, 
however, w.as generally a p.Mvorfnl an.l sagacious animal, who 
understood Iho responsibilities of his position, ami w.is well 
trained in all the vnrh.us dulios which fell lo his |.,t. He would 
scent a deer .and lead his master nnrrringly toward it. and f.d- 
low a wonmled one until it hll. or he overtook .an.l throltle.l 
it, then rclnniing and con.lueting him to the spot. He was 
very Ueet of foot, and wouhl soinotimcs overtaiie mid capture 
a deer withont other ai.l, th..ugli these instances were rare, ami 
in the light which eiisin d he soin.-liines lost his life. He ueiie- 
rnlly stood in profoiin.l f.-.ar of a leiiitl.cr, ami ...scliew...! all 
intercourse with eatam.iuiits and wii.l-cats-, I ut, would ol.ase a 
bear .and snap at his heels, do.bging the slnikes of his paw, 
with the greatest agililv. Hcdespiw.l and hato.l his cowar.Uy 
cousin, the wolf; but was very careful not to approach him 
when he was outnumbered more than three to one. He could 
tree raccoons, bunt opossums, and perform s-icli other minor 
duties when they chanced to be the special business on hand ; 
but in general considered such small same as rather beneath 
his notice. 

Encounters with Wounded Deer.— Hut it was not to the 
dogs alone that deer hunting was allen.led with occasional 
perils. The antlers of a woiindc.l buck were no ti illiiig matters 
to contend with, ami tli.ir hoofs were ma.le 10 cut like kiiivo.. 
Iiislaiices are fio.pionllv related among the first settlors where 
a woiin.lod ami .iirag.-.i .Icor has turned upon his captors alter 
they ha.l snpp.jse.l life to I...' exliii..t, and compelled thcui to 



Carrying a Deer Home All 
silo nature is related id' .1.. 

Ins dog had caiotlit a .L. 
ooarlel-ocliou li'.rlb of i.. | 



in-idcntofanoppr 



I,., I, ,.■.!. The .log ha.l 



..I r.i 



; or. l.-i,oiin:: f, stati'lon wliioli they often slipped Into Ih.i miry 

1 ''p-hs Is 1..':. ill. 

I Deer Hunlinq.— In the tune when deer 



CHESTER TOWNSHIP. 



1 of Wal.ish to k.,.|, a hoar.ling I s.. b.r 

ofbiboreison the canal which was Ihon 
Soon afterward he was taken » ith sniiill- 



■ iioNi .oltler, llhihard Helvey. came lo stay. He built 

litll.. laliin and op, I up n'l loanl.g. The .late of bis 

1 arrival was in l-:il.an.| hi 1 dwelling was located a 

mile or more above .'sorlh Mam liester, on the north side of 
y ploiilv, I a'oii'i"i"d"'i V'je 31.) 



I'ATKONS' HIKKClOin. WAItASIl COl NTV, IMMWA. 
NOBLE TOWNSIIIP-Coucludcd. PAWPAW TOWNSHIP -Concluded. 



Mui, 


ir, I'l.illil.J.. 


Mtfr 


."U. M 


\i>'l' 


i, Fl.v(.c.d... 


(>v,<a 


1. W. -\ ... 


I'nKf 


r.'OM, C K ... 


r«:;f 


rson. R C . . . 


I'vlf 


n I! 


IJniiU 


jt, Itavid .T. . 






iluir 


.,ur. Join, li . 


KiHr 


jur, John . . . . 


Kit!.- 


wnj, Ainiie . . . 


Ko'i- 


, Jerciiihili.... 


Rnff 


Jolili, Jr 


.S,.il., 


5, J. I, 


Saui 


i. J. N 


SilOM 


Jlcr, Kiiirt... 


Sill-: 


.lIcurjA .... 


Shllf 


. X 


•Sinij' 


,•11 WiVAs 


Sicni 


.Miililoii 


Shilc 


, Win 


Sni..: 


Qm W 


Sniii 


,11. X 


Slcr.c 


Wm T 


Slorv 


Lewis 


S|,ri! 


rer. Azile .. . . 




11. Xnll,.in.... 


TnM 


n, Jess, 


■r\,.v 


aj. Ilci.rj 


Thm 


[i-on.Cli.irles.. 


Tlirn. 


|..on, Davi.l V 


Sniil' 


.A. A 


Sui;-,; 


Enocli !■ 



OCCUPATION. P. 0. ADDRESS. 

1 

„.' ii,-i.,Ml MeiTlini.l i;.l. V.ill.'V. 

rr..|-,;,;T,.l Unr. W .ln,»l,. 

I,. I .. KiiCfi'ir . . 

. Im.1 i;.,ll Vnllo. 

Jn.l . ■• 

I.I.. .. ■■ \V.,lnisli. 

„ O I . IV... ofl!. S.iM.'iiWn-.SIi. i;..l. V..I1.V. 
.' I.I".. r«rn„.r W«l 

',.. -M.i ■■ ......'...'.'.'.'.■ ■• 

I'l.r. ,'. I! ..rTI... U llcj,' ■' 



. M..nr..e l\. (II.. 

I I'rul.lr C. Dl.iu 

l li..li..nn 

I In.lial.n 



ri.ii 



<::il In.li.ii.n .rnnnrr 

-;i Ver..i....l ri.v-ii-in.i 

~f.:'. I.;. l'...lo C... I.,.!... l'nii...r 

aiJ.Kir.rs..!. 1.) m.io. ■ ■■ 

s.'.^l ll..iTi.,in .„ Olii., ■■ 

.~.M. M»ili-..n C... 1.1.1... . Trm-liiT 

<4;l V.jrk C. J-.i I'al-.nrr aa.l l.:,ii|... 



. l'..r 



eJ .Meicl 1. 



■^a,iT,i«.n.«..n= Co O . . Ilnr...-ss .M.,kiT 

!-a- i;..sl. L'o. 1m| ;-..rrar ai.J .Med.anio ... 

iaa .^u-scs Co. Duluivi.rr ,Knrli.ci- 

84;- I'r.'jio C. Ol.i.. ....i - Ricli Valle' 

^IS.Waync 0... Uliio.... '■ Waliash. 

fll \V.-.l,|..l, C.. In.l. ..I •■ ' •• 

9M llnsl. I',. I;,. I C(..n. .\l,r. & Stout lleul« Kiel. Vallc 






tar. 



■7.. >Vin,„. (V In.l ! " 

i-.i M.,.'.i-...ueri Co. O. . I.umlKr Dealt 

.m;.; '.ranI lo In.l .Milk-r 

^r,^ [■;-l.\. c, 1)1. i,-,.... Farmer .... 



\ValjasL. 



NAME. 



NATIVITY. 


1 OCCUPATION. 


P.O. ADDR 


F.5S 


k...i (■„ Vii'. 


M..,- 1 

. I'.al |l.y(J.,...ls. IJ.' 
a 1 :.r... ,t I'.'.i'p.'.ifS,'. 


II. .an... 

. iiV ■■ 
.... \Val,..sl.. 
-Mill ■■ 





PLEASANT TOWNSHIP. 



: Arnold, .M..-.s 

■ l;..rrntl, C U 

^ |:a-'ne, I1...I.I 

: l;r,„.^T. Jai-„i. 

;il:n..v,., .loslo.a 

I [lass.ir.l, .V.1..I.. 

|BulU-,l.a...jl.. II .S T 

I'rorell, A, i; 

Cri|,e, l>nnicl 

l:i'..neaM, T. r 

!>:i=ii„iiz, II 

;Kd,-ree, Cliarles 



S4?C.il|.ci>l..-r C... V.I 
53.. W.il.a,!. C.I. I...1.. 



.'I'arnier I!,.s..|.ill. 

. I'l.vMViiiii .....I SurL-ei.n . . 'l.iikel.in. 

l-'.iriner IXe.v Iln.ri>l 

I' M ,V-P.'.. C.....,lrtSl„r,-l •■ 

. I-^..- ».i,M'r..|. ofS,r.v.\Iill.;Silr..rl,nke. 



ogei 



, Wm 



'jGerlael., Ck.iMiiin' . ! 

I 'i-ler. Kli 

lOrisso, limannrl . . . . 
!Uros..iekle, Riil.ar.! . 

Ilorri... J.,se|.h 

;II..j»urll..S;,n,|.s„... 



Illi.lv. A.,.Wrv.u . 
l]Uolfi.iun. .«. h;. . . 
|lja.ns. F. I) 



r...].. ..f Ciiiiri. Faetory. 



T Clarke C.i. Olii...... I'-annernnd Clersmini, .. 

4 llcnT..S>.v'.(lenniinv l'r..|. ofTaii. & f... Tras, 
nK,.s-;...'<0 Co Iial Car, er 



N .Maiiehesl 

Lakelon. 

.V. ilaiieliesl 

Neivllorrisl. 

VValiasli. 

N. .Mniicliesl 

Laketon. 

. Maneliesl 



kl.oi 



Krofi, J. J 

Krolr, Aar..n 

Lil.d-ey, Xonl. . . . 

UlTel. J..|,n S. . . . 

LelTel, Samuel. . . . 

Llikeiis, .lolin.... . . . 

.Voorf. Alfle.l A.. 
Miller. .Samuel V. . 
Miller, Al.ral.am.. 
.Miller, Anrou.... 

Miller. G. li 

Xaber, Wui 

Ol.marl. .loel 

I'armtr, Juek*..n . 

I'iltcn-cr, U 

l;»al.ar;l, J0I..1 K . 
.Sn...vl.er|.'er. A .1 
, J,i...e.- 



Cr..v.l..r:i Co. llliio.. Cnri.enler anil Fan 

;. trankliu Co. Va.... Farmer 

I K.... .u-to C... Ind..i " 

. . hirke Co. Ohio 

; Uavi.e Co. Ol.io •■ 

-. -hcil.y C.1 I... I... .1 " 



'I.akelou. 

. of Hrii-kyorillX. .Mun.lip-ier. 

. Karu.e. IXeiv llarri.l.arg 

■] ■■ IX. .Ma..el,e,>er. 

. ■■ I-akeloii. 

. •■ X. -Maiieliesler. 

. DimK-ri.. See*! r)ru.rV&V.|Xc» Uarribl.org, 
l'r..|.rietor ofSaw .Mill. . .|ljuais<illc. 



.|.\-c«-IIarrisl,ort.. 
. X. Mn..el.,.,lr-. 
. Ijamstille. 
. Uosfl.ill. 



I. Mo 



I O. 
Taert Co. O. . 
1 Co Ol.io. .. 
-to C... Ind.. 



.id .Slock Kaisc 
Saw'Miil'.Ac!'. 
nil Slui.k bealc 



Xcw Hnrrisljorg. 

Ijams.ille. 

X. -Munclicster. 

Kosehill. 

Ne» llarrisl.urs. 

Laketoii. 



inel.nr. 



PAWPAW TOWNSHIP. 



Ilari.;.!-t, T. I, 



!^^^J,..l a 

f':,l V riiinll ...... 

I-...-I !•: --..i-k.. C,. I.ij. 
I.-.I V.-.lN,.n C Ind'!' 


Ileal. 1 


r.ii-= k Me.l...ine« 


w'aX'a"l.. 
Il.ianu. 

:; 

WaUsli. 
l:...;nn. 


I.-'.'^ r-l.l.> Co II . 

I-II l:.;',ai.ir.- 1-., .M.I . 
. . 1,1... una 






1 


I '1* (V';.'''"' ''"^"'' ■ 


Mini-lc 
r:.,r|.ia 


n Ci.ir...^ ii F.,rii. 




:i:^n;:',;ic:;v,:-:\ 


nl.,-\ 


:"'.5":"::; 


li:^::"- ' 



Sla^le, W. T 

.SCa..lev. Xatl.a.;.,.| . "i 
'Slarr.'L.'vi r ■:■,.. 

Sl.ii.ley, .1. il !.. 

^Til.oan, \>'ni M. ... .■, 

TI,om,..on, IM.,r... -, 

CIrcy, Davi.l ." ... • , 
'Van liuskirk. Ilniii. 1 ■■> 

Van Iiii,kii-l, .(.■.ii.M _■', 

\V.ii/.-l, J0I..1' . '. ' ."., 
! \V.. .dr....;, d.,.-, ,,l. s .., 

I War.1, Joliii il, 

I \Verlei.I.eTjrcr, Imvidj-Jii 



II. .In 



Car|.eultrand Jn 



.|N'. -M..i.clie.stcr. 
!].\>wllarri.s6urg. 



'.ii.vn.' I ■> l.id 'l'ro|. olCra C.in. .Sl.ir. 

Ko-.in ;.,Co l.nl ..'Farnierandl'r..|. ..IS .M 

':alavia, .V. V del. Pro Del. .t A .,■!., ,(:,■ 

-1 .i.roi !■.,. N V. .. larn.eran.l Sh.ek l)....ler 

H.'l.,-!. <:■. 1...I. ..il.m.ss Maker 

.l.-..'l.:.r,n<.ii,li.C,r l-.,rmcr 



Ijau,srillc 
Liub.'ton. 



WALTZ TOWNSHIP. 



|.AlliaUfl.,Z..tl,.i.i 
■Vnd.-.-nn, II... a. 



IVVI'liONS' DIKKCmUV. \V\1'.\S|I ((UNTV, IMUWA. 



WALTZ TOWNSHIF-Coucludcd. 

° 5^ NATIVITY. I OCCUPATION. : P. 0. ADDRESS. 



MANCHESTER VILLAGE— Concluded. 



U.iillc-v. IlivM ... 

llaivkiiis. Win 

lloiicott, .lolin . . . 

Holt, Lev 

Uaict, Ja!q.li.... 
Hnrsh, Marliii I., 
lliirsl., ilennni. E. 
.leiikins, .A:iroii... 
Lnivsl.e. 11. D . . . 

Lii.es, Alfrfd 

Matiiiing. John S. 
.Martinis. Jolin.... 



.MMiad, .A.W . 
Morga:i, I)uvid. 
.Morruv. U. \V.. 



OlilU'tr, Juroli . 
r.iiiiter, E. F. . . 
Kiduoiir, D. t.. 
l!ow, Lc«is.... 
It.jh,, .lv,l,i, A 
Sehrntiz, Juliii. . 
Shultz. Aiviri. .. 



!-iini].ltr,J.,lmU.. 
Siruil, .Milton.... 
8turl)uck. A. U. . . 
Stoat, rtjilip 



Tlioui|iMn, Jolinll. 

Van H«l, J. D 

Wuv, Ol.f .1 

\Vce>nc:r, Ikzekiali. 



I W. 



. I'ri r, 



V.I iiaA, Co 
4" Knil.,.-,y 


In.l 

li.a 


f.r, i;n.|i Co 
;.r. U .,^lunwM 


.11 (',. M,l. 


II -Miami (\ 


hul 













! '. Waltz. 


I'ann 


cr n.,'.i Tra.ii'cr! '. 


.. W.il.«sb 


11,,.: 

.Mill, 

iM.rii 

I'rof 
l',ir„ 
Kar,. 


wrFaiVni.r!!'!': 

r. o' ■■;««• Mill... 
.frai„l Stock i;,i 


.' K.,\u. 
' ' Wal.asli. 



I.avt"... .1. T 

Nollwr, I,. .1. . , . 
■ riiii^. .M. K 

liill.'V. .innii's K... 

Sl.ivilv. .lauob... . 

Sliilk'r, .lohii 

.S.lliTS, A.J 

SI..II,-i,l„Ti;,r, .li.o. 

Slraii.ia, l>ar.l.l ... 

S.v,i/...,r. Hiram... 

Willij. A.C 

Wells II 

Wii.ol.orKli. .1. W 

WliiMcr, Jolill 

W.ntoi., il 

W, 01,111. C. M. ... 

WooJiviird, 11. U. 
'I 



OCCUPATION. 



Ilardvv 



Hivdci 



1S7< Clarku Co. Oliio. . 

Iai2 iDliio 

• ■ • ■ Hdilor ■■.MiuuhiM.T lU-pnlilioa 

I'iH I ll'ro|.rk,l,.r of l.iviTV Stable. 

IS.il ,.M..i.|,;..iiliTj Co llliio l.omla.T ll.-alor. 

l.Sl'J '.M„iil,.,oiii,,rv C,., Dliiu !c..,i.tT. 

1SI7 ,l.'rai.klin Co. I'a.. . .Mtr.-liaat Tailor. 

I8:is I.Siark Co. (Ilii.i : l'r„|,rii,tor Moat Market. 

ISCl iStark Co. Dili,, I.MllliT. 

1S4'2 jWahasli C.i. lli.l iKanniT. 

ISH I '■ •■ [rropnttor I.ivcry Stable. 



l.S7'2 



iT"""* Tnifl,ea,„IUar|.e 



f.i ■■ SaulalV.M.Co 

IV I o O . lar. an,lTobar,-o liai-el. Waltz I'. 0. 
,l\, Ol„o l'ro|.ni-tor of Tile Works WubasiL . 
■ C... 01.1,. •• - ■• ■' . 



WABASH CITY. 



k,r, J IV A; 1'. .M Soaur 
■.er'.'..'.'.'.. '.'.'.'.'.. W,,]lz. 



si:; Hiii.iinl..], c .. X. J r..i 

sju llusii Co I,.,l i;i„,-,-r 

151 .Miami Co. Ol.io l.-anavr 

Ji::l llarle Co. Olii,, Costmaster 

si;; Harke Co, tiaio I'm,, of llrv lio.).is Stun- .Soai.T-ct. 

341. Darke C. Ohio 1-armer 

-(lil Moru-aa Co. V l'„m|. Maanfail.irer 

36i; Waviie Co li„l Karmir i " 

8C6 .MonIi;,.mir> Co. i-a ■• ', ■■ 

SCI Ibirki! Co. Ohio Fanarr and .Mcelianic.. . . | ■■ 

8i;ti Viritinia iFarmcr > " 

8Ci; HiKliland Co.Ubio..; ■' Wol.ash. 

aSOUreei. Co. Uiii,. Kanni-r and Teaclier ! " 

84:iWubasl, Co. la.l... Farmer 1 " 

S17 Coslioelon Co, Oliio. •■ I " 

S54 Wal.asI, Co I,id....Te»ebcr ' ■' 

HIS Mvilzirlaiid Fanner and StoiicrjBSon .i " 

s(5- Fniiiklii. Co. lad... F«rm,T SoniiTset. 

si;.; Wniae Co Inil. ...■ •■ ' " 

s,C: .Mi..aii Co, lad Farmer and Carpciiler. ..Wabash. 

SI43 Wabash Co. liid.... Farmer Waltz I". 0. 

S43 L,!baiion Co I'a. . . . F..rmer and Slock Healer, .siiacrset. 
..4:' .Muskin^om Co. Oliio I'l.vsie.an ami Sorpeoa . . Wabish. 
aTii.IeM,iii,.-sCo Ind.... I'r,'i|.. F. Mill jt 'I'l.. Trns. Somerset. 

sis Wabasli Co. liiJ.... Rlueksiaitb ' ■• 

S4; Gillord Co. N. C... Farmer '• " 

S4I M„rro,v Co. Oliio. . . Farmer and Stock Heaier.l " 

817 Cambri,i Co. I'a Farmer : Wabasli. 

S47 Cambria C,.. I'a ■■ 1 - 

... Mason Co.Ke ■■ I •' 

S7I1 llela.varc Co. lad. . . l'ro|.. of Griat Mill Somerset. 

«75S.i,..s,x Co, .V. .1... I'rop. of Ui.er Hoase ... 

852 Wamc Co. la.l 'Prop, of Ka-» .Mill i Wabasli. 



Atkinson, A. .M. . . 


1 


Anderson, Peter.. 


.Main St... 


.tustiii, A T 


.! Maple St.. 


Alber, Pllilip 


. I Cass Si. .. 


liennett, 11 H. ... 


. Norlli Cass 


Hanmbaner, Henry 


.;C,innl St . . 


Uerotli. .lames. . .. 


■ Pik,. St., So 


Heroth II103 


., Wabash St 


liitner, 11. 1. 


.jCanalSl... 


Bnsick, J. W 


.Sinclair St. 


nnrgtlt, K. G. ... 


.Cass St.. .. 


Bruiicr, J. A 


.|SinelairSl. 


Bruner, Jacob It. . 


..Falls Aten 


Knrns, Mar;: iret. .. 


. ConnlSt.. 



' limner i: Kikcnbcrryl " 

|. Bradley, Ilearr jPikc St.. S. Wabasli 

Car»er, Joseph W.. .ISoutli Wabash 

Caldwell, llezekinh..! Wabash St 

<' Cissiio lloliert iCunal St 

' Coale, M. W \\V. Main St 

1, Conner, O. W. st Co.lCanal &. Wai.nsh St. 

Cliristman, John .... 'Wabash St 

Cral,ill,'.M'R.''....!'C«nalSl ... 

It.iiis, W. K Fasl Hill St 

Do I'ur, J. U Cor Maple, t Miami 



1 ludoi 



Ind. 



Ill, r and V,-a!ron Maker .Miami County. 

si:i Waiiie Co. In.l Dry Goods & Oroe. Store .-o.mrset. 

si.i I'rubl,- to. 111,10... Farmer & J. P 

ii:i Miami I 'o, Ohio Farmer SVabasb. 

h4i; Virginia , " :Trecly P. O. 



MANCHESTER VILLAGE. 






OCCUPATION. 



.4 mi.!, John I, .. 

Arnold, J.s-e ... 
I Amlre.,,. J,.hn I,. 
I llnl.s, Harrison ,t 

11 ,0.1. IrtVlnia II . 

Car,l, V J 

i;ow...i-i, J. I 

Ilerter, J 

II,.:l.r, J'H 

Ilibr, J. V 

Il-.i-a,,,, H N .. 
Ilan,.|...n. K,-b.iyle 
ll-,n„r. l-sae 11' . . 



Kb.n, 
l.awr. 



J. ]■■. 



w. 



".ill ;i'erry Co. Ohio I.nmber Dealer. 

i!,3 Darke Co. t;liio Hanker. 

H4I lt..l.laad Co. Ohio '(,.-mr,.i Afent. 

87 4 lOl.i.. M-...ll.~. ond Sprinp Ile,| Maao 

-llf :in.lo,na Farmer. 

1-,t Ilbio Ilar.l.are Dealer, 

I4.i Ohio ..-I m,i,er 

-3'-' ■•! >:""n'y I'o- O Ilr..e,..t. 

v;i; ■M,„.i...„„ir,-, Co. Onio..., •■ 

s.Tl Il.-I:,»i,re Co On,.. \ . I.il -t a..,| l!..il,l.T 

■7:: ll.„,1,„,.-,|oo Co I'a I'r.,,, .,■ i;..lao „„i a,,,: C.o.r.r 

-r,l l,al„... C. |i„l 

-.IS Cbrr ili;o Oh... Far,.;,,. 

i-r,4 W..-l,i.,i.lon Co. I'a I'r pri. '..r of I,... rv Slnl.le 

^:m Ohio ...Ili,..l ae.l ,M,oc D,o,ler. 

1141 On,.. .Mtrchai.l. 



Dieken, John II.. 

Di.hl, C. B 

He Pay, H, . . 

Ebbinihoose, A. 

Klliott, 1'. J 

K,l»«rd, W. A .. 

KIwii.aton, J. II. 
, i:»inK, Wm. 1,. . 
:i Fairbanks, W. li. 



: (Jta.len, J. T 

;:t;r,.i, Wm. ii .... 

Ilacklen.an. Flijah . 
Ilaana, J. Warr.n. 



Kim & U.intin-lon Si 

. Miami St 

.'So.j.h Wabash 





LllllSt 


...|i-;. 


Hill St 




Ma 


|,lcSt 




Mi 


ami St 




Ca 


ml St 




,M: 


rket St 




Mi 


1 St 



• |, NATIV.Tr. OCCUPATION. 

.' 1857 .Mason (.V W. Vu.. .Clerk of Conrt. 

.■■...] lAiieul of Mum Life Inj. Co. 

. I 87.'! Sweden |Tuilor. 

. IS4>i In.liami U'rop. ofligol i Shoo Store. 

• l»lSI'"omny jlirew.r. 

.,18(10 Spencer t.'o. Ky iPhysieian and Surj-eon. 

.USUI liaiaria, Ger i Liquor Dealer. 

.h I S3r,: Indiana Ililacksniilll; 

. '133I;'-. I Wap.,n and Ploufli Work. 

.1306 .Montsomcry Co. O .ISaieyer. 

.:iM3ll Kentucky JMcrchunt. 

.,18411 Indbuia Curpenler. 

. ISM Ohio Hab, Spoke, llending Fac. 

. ISibiOhio lUrokcr. 

.llSllOIr..|and jLaundress. 

.1 ' ilarilnare Deal., est. I8r.3. 

.1^70 Miami Co. 1ml {Proprietor .Marble Works. 

. li.ill, Philadelphia, I'll... ; 

.11841 FavetleCo Ind Contmetor nud Hnilder. 

.11843 Franklin Co. Pa . . ., Presi.lcnt of Citizens' Hunk. 

. 'I8.i4 Ohio Aeconnlai.l. 

Il'rop. DrvlJ S;ore,es. lSi;i;. 

.1844 Bavaria, tier 1 Liquor Dialer. 

184.1 Clinton Co. Ohio... Altorney-at Law. 

ISn ShsnanJoah Co. Va. Ilorlicnilnrist ,V Sal. Keep. 

..ls:M F,-ie Co N Y ITinncr a.:d Siotc Dealer. 

IS I S4; \orlhiiinl,-l'd Co Pa. | Physician. 

W-il lienonr, ller Liquor Dealer 

1.. 1 S4S' I,„li„„a Accountnat. 

,.'18711 Lehii-h Co. Pa iMerehiinl Tailor. 

. .il«(;4,Nurtlioml,'rdCo. Pu.iAttorney. 

. , 'IS.i7 liermanv 'Pro|., of l!,...t i Shoe Store. 

iUBI Cnmberiand Co. Pa. Dealer in Dry Hoods. 

IISSS Wabash Co In.l lA-t, F. W. i W. II. U. Co. 

llSliii Wayne Co In.l 'Carpenter ai„l Joiner. 

l8.i7iMoliti;omcry Co. ; .IBettrell (born in 1810). 
|1S74 Windsor Co. Conn . . jPai.itcri;. W. ,<: .M K. K.S. 

11854'lndiaiin ICarpcoter and Teacher 

1. ... I ;« abash Weekly Plnilidci.l'r. 

isrslohi.i 'Proprielorol Lir,.ry Stable. 

,184l,Virt-inia I'hysi.iaa anil Siiri;>oii. 

Il87l:Wayne I,:., in,i , , . . Ln.vver, Co .Supt Pab Sch. 

1x72 I'r O P, r 11 St,.re Calli.. Co, Ohio 

Ih;-J l,i,ii„,i,. Ivi.in H Sp... &llend. 1'kc. 

lSi:i Fraoklii. C, In.l Farmer ami Stale Senator. 

IS,!" Wabash City P..-al Hslalc Hi.s.'er 

IS17 Fri.nkli.i C,. In, I,. Conrilv l;,-.-,,r,ler, 

18.15' Mku Co. Ind Man, of Hub, Sp. & li. W. 

ilsr,:! Imliana. ..'.'.'.'.'.'.... Harness Maker. 

llS.'.il Niau-ara C... N. Y . Fun.ilure Finisher. 

'lS,iI-Allanis Co. Pa, , , , Hoot aiol Sloje "Dealer. 

18',:i Fairh.l.l (;o. C.n.n. . F.irmer. 

:is:illF„,.,.u,. c,, Ind... ll.„l.,rin Airrie,,llarnl Imp. 

IS.', , l.„t. :., C, Ohi.,. , .. At'l, S.a|;er Xewil.j- Much. 

, U',il,„,l, r,, li,,l F„r r. 

Marble VV„rl«. 



, l„,Ka.. 1 ., 
i Wabash C, 



M.- 




Mk I IM 



WABASH CITY— Continued 



rATK(»NS'*l)II!KCT()UY, WAIiASII COUNTV, INDIANA. 

WABASH CITY-Coiicliidcd. 



Jones, W. r. . 
Juay. .Inc»li .. 
Ju.lt, ■VVullMC. 
Kiil, M. II. . 
Kii.ir, r. W. 
Kiiic i -Mi-N'im 
Kni,rljt, .loliii L 
Krii.'s. l;. M. . 



OCCUPATION, 



1S4!) Wiibiwli Co. lo.l 
IS.'.U Cbrlo Co Olo... 
ISr.SlMiio 



Kno 



.]. .K. 



I.uuncler & Uai 
Lcco, J H .. 
Lc«ark, Joliii. 
Linn, Lie .... 
Li|«-oi«b. Joseph l!.l 

Lower. S. II 

LeknJ, O 

Mariner, B 

Mnckey, Joseph . . . 
M«jo, Lle»ellyii F, 

Merjjy, Igiince I»IIIJ £ 

Myers, Aiiron L. ...iComsl 

McCoy, E. M Canal 

Mellcnry, John A...'Moli!( 
McHenry, Jim R. 
McLain, liyron W 
McPherson, K. li. 
Nenrman, M. A. . 
Xye, Henry C. . . , 
Parrlsh, C. S .... 
Pcttit, John U. . . 
Polk, John R. . . 

Ply, John W 

Ray, Welister 11, . 
Bettig, Frank A, . 
Rhofldes. Sanincl . 
Riegin, A. R 



. I'iiher St... 

WainUli Si. '. 

■LnkelVnKoi 
K. .Maple St. 



iCor. AVnhasli 
Falls Avemie 
.Martit St.. 



,ilS43 Chester 

llS-J 

ISlSKIkhnrl 



1S7I Morean Co. Vo .. 
ISJi Coslioetoa Co Dili 
1 lS44.\iHCTr«l.'... N. V. 



re Dealer. 
Maker. 
. lluiMcr. 



palhic rhysif 
e Maiiiifaeturt 



. Del. 



,|.\I«pk. 



.Elm St 



',\i'e 



, i 180(1 Vircinia 

.*IS7,'ir,it!iuiond. Va 

.ilSiSFranee 

, ISCI Preble Co. llliio 

.'1S7) Fulton Co.Ind 

.'l,S43 liockbriJt-e Co. Va.. 
. 1851 Walinsh Co. IiiJ.... 

. 1874 Allen C.J. InJ 

,. 1839 TValjash Co. ind 

. 1866^Koscinsko Co. Ind. . 

'. 1841 Onondaga Co. X. Y. 

. lS46ncnrTCo. Ind 

, 1639 Wabash Co. Ind. . . . 
. 1847 Wabash Co. Ind. . . . 

1853 Germany 

1805 .Montgomery Co. Pu, 
.1867 I'iekanay Co. Uhio.. 



.Miller. 

Merchant Tailor. 

Retired Fanner. 

Uaker and Confectioner. 

Jlerchant. 

Painter and School Teach. 

Pres.ln Coll. Fine Arts.etc. 

Connty Treasnrer. 

Prop, of Fremont House. 

Prop, of Wab.. Marble Wks. 

Attorney-ot.Law. 

Judge of Circuit Court. 

Coimiv Auditor. 

Prop.'ofWab. Marble Wts. 

Civil Engineer. 

Brewer. 



,! Snavcllr, A. 1!, 



I Stratton, Irvin 

I Sweetser, Wm. !c Co. 
I Stephenson. Geo. J. . 
I Shea, James W. . . 
il Teague, Joseph C. 

Thomas, M. I 

Thorsloii, W. K... 

; Tyer, John H 

.John.... 



Wabash St 

.!Wcst Maple St. 
,;E, .Maple St.... 



Wade, Os< 

Wallace. J. R. . . 
! Wecsaer, C. W. . 
.Weir, T. T 

Wells, A. G.' 

! '.Vicchman, F. C. 
i ■Williams, B. F. . 
1 Wilson, Sol 



Wilst 



i.Clai 



, E. X. . . 
II Woods. Ilarvey F. 
: \Vo\!, Wm 



.iAllen St 

.'Uill St 

. IMtr'ket St 

. Coiustock St. . . 

.Cass St 

.^lliU St 

!,\V. Sinclair St.! 
.;W. Main St.... 



lS43,Wnlmsh Co Ind. 



ISGOllIniignry 

iSii'jVirKinia 

....Clurko Co. Ohio... 

lS24Krie Co. Pu 

18f.L> Columbiana Co. Pa 

lS54:Gcriuany 

1S43 Indiana 

1S43 Indiuiia 



ISCS'Marion Co. Ind 

laSo'.MontKonierv Co. O 

1835 Fayette Co. Ind 

1830 Central Ohio 

1843DelBWnre 

lS7liOrant Co.Ind 

la45|IIciiry Co.Ind 

ISeolMichigan 

1844 Henry Co. Ind 

ISCS'Floyd Co. Ind 

187llWarron Co. Ohio.. 

18721 

lS37|Fnyelte Co. Ind..., 

1847 Rush Co.Ind 

I840!lluntiugdon Co. Pa 

1873 Fayette Co. Ind 

I84i; Wabash Co. Ind..., 
18C2 Fayette Co. Ind 



OCCUPATION. 






lU AuJiloi Kl.rt 
Couutr School .■iui.erinl 
Dry Goods .Mcichanu. 



Propntior Lirery Stable 
Carriole lleolcr. 
Deal, in i .Man. of Soi:r 
Attortiey-at-Lr,i7. 



Proprietor of Meat Market 

Carpenter and Joiner, 
County Sheiiir Ekct. 



Abstract of Taxable Property fm 


the year 


1S74. 






Crop Statistics, 


etc., 187-1, us returner. 


by Hie Ass 


'ssors. 




Acres. 


Value of land 

and improve- 

men.,. 


! 

Value of lots! 
ments. 


Value of 
personal 
property. 


Totel value of 
•axablai. 


Total taxes 
of 1874. 




i WHEAT. 


CORN. 1 RYE. 1 OATS. ' POTATOES ''"<i"' >• 




Acres, Buah. 


Acres, Bushels. ^ Acr. 


' 1 1 
Bush. 1 Acres, Bush. ^ Arr. 


Bush. ; Acres. 


Cheater 


39,703 
51,615 
27,752 
49,751 
33,850 
24,747 
28.3C8 


$1,100,860 

1,332,835 

638,495 

1,5.36,915 

055,225 

671,840 

783,750 

15,265 


1 
$145,035 1 

26,610 1 
1 
17,515 

83,945 

20,770 1 

18,8.55 

32,350 , 

531,776 

24,965 


$581,3i5 
529,070 
280,140 
652,900 
227,615 
183,185 
274,245 
605,045 
88,375 


$1,728,250 
1,889,076 

942,150 
2,173,760 

903,510 

778,880 
1,100,345 
1,456.085 

103,150 


$29,513 
28,501 
15,472 
30,005 




i 1 


4,952' 208.096.... 

9,182! 329,065; 

5,826; 285,390.,.. 

! i 

6,350 321,116.... 
4,119 142,440.... 

3,430 145,130.... 

1 1 
4,141 170,420.... 


141 1.010 


22,909'.... 
37,305 .... 


12,960 279 


j La Oro 


....■ 6,933 63,757 


68 

2,290 


1,492 

1,164 

955 


16,676 5.146 


Liberty 


] Liberty .... 
Noble 


....| 3,317j 28,003 
....' 5,618' 39,110 
4,062: 67,782 


20,285 
22,23(1 




8.6S2 3,114 
10.300 8,335 


Pleasant 


15,139 
13,175 




1 
62i 9621 13.77 8 


11.196 4,0117 


Pawpaw ... 


.... 2,945 36,420 
4.O73I 43,654 


20 


660 
1,308 


12,430 
10.824 


9.145 930 




15,800 ji Waltz 


6,6':o 1,497 


City of Wubash 

Corporation of La Oro 


34,605 
2,643 


i 

( Total for C 








Total 


255,828 


$0,550,245 


$1,250,030 


$3,33.-.,430 


$11,134,205 


$175,409 


onnly 31,278 306,219'37,9'J9il,607,C5;i'. . . . 

^11 


2.561 


7,461 


139,882 


ioi,S79 23,336 

! 



jfC 



POTTAWATAMIE 




MORTON ST 

EKEa 



.,r]j|ijj,ri:ia>iii 

iS^ ffi.J E3 lis E 



ti j-TAMAflAGH. - -ST. 




' , : > 


■1 - mfi- 



I'-l-t" 



X 



|5 i'- 



'X. 



■• '■ ! H 





«;a...„JUJ^-'*= •■' 



Iu..l ii, l.,ii:m 

' I'llMl l<V til.' L'< 

III- „ruT«.ir.l k, 



lIISTi>i:V or WA1!\S1I COINTV IIV TO'.VN^IIH-S -Cukstii:- I,a (Jko. 

■1 l.lr,MM„i-.|.:: 



h, N.'.lli \Lu.,l..,v> 



■■lill livins in Iho Slalo, ;iN.. .■■"11 
..'iliin nil llu' hi.i'lli Iciiil. of K.I 1;. 
Ii,.' I- 11.™ I.,e.:il,..l. .1..!... I'_-:.M -,: 
..11 ll„. s..i,lli M.I,. ,.r 111,- I,,. ,. n.l 



!.,■ I,:i.l |.r 



II.' 



>l 1.1 



.1..,. 

Mill* 


,'. Al'l...ll 
iinv »tiii. 

Ill i^.i;, 


1' M.I.I. ..11 T.I ,1, 


tlK'l.'. 

'.I'.ll 
IliVll. 
I'lU'.K 


■r«„ ..r 

lll.liu:: III 


VI.I...II-- s,.,is n 
li'V iirc>til! livi. 

. 'iiiiiii III i-:i:.. 

Iio Ml., ol- tl.u I' 



.'111. nl..'r.' 1..' still 



At tills t'li.e tlirre wfrc no mills ii.' 


lei' t 


an in Klklinrt 


lllilos „1 '.>,'.! 


Coiiiilv. 1111.1 i: t.'.k tlii-to .l.vs w i.iiik 


tl'O 




l"...ii . !...... .1 


nli.l.Mil.'.U s..t!iii lii.liii.i L-ii'l.' 10 ^'i.. 


V 111. . 




I.l.Mlsll.l'. .... 


vvilli tlK':iSsi»l.nn'.'eOl'llii':i'SljUv:irtS...i« 




v.'ekinenl'iiii; 




out a ro.i.l iii.illiuni'.l tUi'oiijIi IIil' iv.io. 


s to tl 


e niilU. After 


bv rrliul. mk 


rencliiiig Tu(kcy€a'ek prairie tin: severe 


St I.I' I 


eir Inljors were 


■ri'i..mioil t 


Among lUe otlier earlier settlers ivcr 


e .lae, 


li iliirter, who 


V.-ais mul 


Bettle.l ill Ni.nli .Vaiulic.loriii ls:;il,:iii,l 


l..l.n( 


oiiistovk. Tlie 


jnst U'i..„ii t. 



eon llio'JOtli.ir.lui.c. 1 -oil, tn l.il.ertv Mill«. Iiiiri 

the Ijr-st scawn lie nnlv elcaie.l a iinarlei i.t nil ai'ie. l.,.t .jii I llir 

tlie f,'llo»iii;r simniz i'e-an a mill rat'.', .'iii.l on .la.iiiarv I'l, I sliipa 



1S33, ba.l a saw.iniU in ope; 

by tire tlie follomiis; A|iril, l.nt was linine.lialclv 

1830,1 plisl-lilill was |inl in ..|ic...lio.i. If'.- l.i.inxlit corn on 

Turkey I'reoU l.rairie anil sol.l tlic meal at Mie mill. 

Curtis I'aulini.settle.l in lieas-iiit Toivnsliip In lt17.nii.l 
moveil to Xoi'Hi Maiicliesler in l-3;i, where lie k-i.t store lor 
mauv vear-..- Ilii.afler.vnnls rcni'.veil to .Section 'Js. wli.'re lie 
nowrJsl.les. Me. ranllnj is one of tlie loa.liii',' citizens of llie 
towiiKlii|i and also of llie eeiinty. liaviiiL' si.-ii ni.ieli 01' tlie 
worlil in general. aDtl licintr universally i'es|ieeteLl fur Ills souiiil 
I jn.lgmenl aiul pevsoi.al worth. 

One of llie first settlers ontsi.le of the imnic.liate neigliljnr- 
hoocl of Eel I'.iver ntis i'evton H.iiiiels, who came from F.ay- 
clte Couiav in Iii:i-. At tiic time of his arrival there was but 
one liouse between his, v.-liicli was on .'section 2.), a.i.l the vil- 



his stream is ealleil by .lillor.-nt iiann-s. .Near 
-' It eii.;.ties into Kei Itii'er, anil for -evvral 
..-; 1,1. ...Ml astlsi.n Creek, .leriviie,, this name 
■,M." « .. one of the very lii'.st settlers in the 
it a .';.!.,,i on Its banks in lsJ4. l-'iirther u)., 
., it, ,..!..'. it iias the name of I'oiiy t'reek, 
1 .1. siu-..;.le.l on the maps. 
ho« It re.'eiie.l this name, ami tbe legenil 

a |.l .e.' in this work. 

*a_'.., at the time when the fii-st pioneers hail 
letrate this r.'._'ioii, ami white .settlers were 
en, whiic the ibi>kv Miami- hiiiiteil the ilcer 
-I'.iveiv I laii.ls of Chester ami ailjacent town- 

hite .hs|iera.l.jes or-ani/.d ami carrieil out 

anil for a lime w°as vcrv sneoeUfiil. 

In the central part of Iho township cxtenriing through Sec- 
tions 'i'S and -21 in lianje 1, anil Sections 10 ami -20 in Raujo 
S. there was a strip of lami known na the " Winilbrake" in 
which all the trees hail been blown down b>- a torua.lo some 
years Ulore. ami here among the young timber that lin.l sprung 
up since, vegetntion was more luxuriant than in the surronml- 
iiig forest. To this spot, the In.liaii ponies when turned loose 



■1' li.'l of s I bill.' elav. wh.'i'.' II bii'k..rv .'bn Ir.'.' eiuht 1 

in.li.s oi.T lii.l I.I..W11 out ol r....l." Mr. Vli.rrow pai ti',1 w.ili 
lli.'-e spe.'i lis. anil as the eM'avalioll lia.l b.-c i.h. lor ll.,- 

111:1. 1.' r..r ..lln'r p:ii"ts of llie ill i-to.l..ii. ' 

I ■!'.. »hiit Strang.' s -i.'s ..f animal lli.'se t.'.ith l.i'h.mge.l, no 

op.ni..|i i- voiil.ii-,-.l. that olll.'c I.eiii',. left 1 c .scientist. It 

an. I llico..'as,..iial'.lis..,.'Mrv ..f >k'.'l.'t..iis"inoi'e or less' Im'i.in'.' 

Plel.- IS ih. V evi.loii.'. we have lliat tliev ever exisl.'.l. 

North Manchester.— This iinpoiiant aii.l ihviviii.' town has 

a most b.a.llilnl natural locat, b.'iiig situated oil a level 

lilaiii elevatc.l s..me thinv feet above Mel Itivcr. The hist 
to«ii plat was hii.l out in \Mt bv I'.'t.r Ugan an.l Williiiin 
Nvif. A sawmill, and soiin nfler.vard a grist-indl were built, 



Taking 



?tance, these renegades 

d a trap or poiuul, with a converging lane lea.liiig to 

it, which was so place.l as to intercept the trail taken by the 

ponies oil their w.ay to the •' Windlirake." Kntei iiig Ihe'laiic, 

it was tin easy matter for them to find their way into the iiicl.>- 

lagc of La Gro. lie died December, 18i-l, aged seventy-seven [ sure through its narrow opening, but once fairly inside they 

years. " 1 couM not leadily escape, froiu" here they were' taken by the 

Other EWy Settlers.— Among the other early settlers ni.ay paiig, wh.j ran them oir 10 the northward until they came to 

lie mentionc.l Jo,isli Pratt, .I..I111 Shonahan, A. !I. Simpson, ""- creek, half a mile .above, and near the county line. They 

Lewis J. Lon-T. <i. i\'. ill. ! .ii.ls Charles t'llilger fjcorge (Irief- followe-l d.nvn the l.e.l of the stream '* to break the trail," nn.l 



-Hi 



ide ,.. 



hall, an.l 1 
in a pen oil 
like the fo: 
high, and i 



K- r.i"g the creek for ab.-iut a mile and a 
retc.l their stolen property 
o Warren .lenks. This peii, 
being ali'jilt eighteen rails 
two acres. When a sulli- 
i.'jht together in this n-ay. 
1, tlicv were then run olf to 



baugh. Lot Harris. Il.i.lolf Cri-lier. .Inliu Ilrrmllc. Andy Frus- 
Lour, Joe Singer, and Wihiain -.ml Thomas Tli..ni. 
Mail Ti^acB Road.— This roa I rs-...iul3 from Liberty .Mills to 

ninch of that part in (.h.'^t.-i " ...)-::'....., i \ :*;:.■ thrifty 

sect known as tlcrinaii r.:.]-! | • liiink- 

arils." The road derives I- ■ - i. [ at an 

early day it was near the Slit .1 r. I,.:. ii.ilr .:..:; ivhi.:h i '"'"'=7'"" ' ' ' ,' ""i"',' , c. , , 

Jolm 1-imontoii carried the ma.: irom i..l.crtv Mm, .0 .VortU 1 , S'fl'i'S i"" 's.! u '- .. ».,.!-.- iL might have N-en profilal,!, 

Manchester. He - w-^tit it afoot and alone."" and it took him I f" ' '■'^'-' "'i'^f '" '.'. "--^ »" o.:en|.ation l lat hml its risk 

two dnvs to make the ron-.il trip and dangers. Ihc ln.lianslearne.1 to keep a closer watch ove 

The'roa.l was -hriislic.l out ' soaic time p.rior to I»M,b„t I their property ;_ ami though it is douhte.l by some whether tli.i 
DOtcleare.l of h-r-ze tiii;b..i until Isll, when it w 
the volunteer b I... M of iho,< 

Land Sales.— The h.n.l m 
entry bj pie-.-n.i.li..i,. but w; 



in ope 



e.1 the nil 



way m.i.-l 
At 11,.- 
rtsortc'l t 
honest. 



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t p 

s|" 

1" 

all 
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ip n 
l.lic 

111 V 


11, IS, 

i.l.p. 

itl.i'lr 


and in lliia 
the s..tth-rs 
boilv.'an.l 


their lives. 
Jn.lians al 

A. .. .; IM 

iloll-.iseiic 
w.-r.'..fi n 


<Jn 

. T' 

.la.le 


of lli.ir 
■irl 111 1 


11 1 
1 » 


I 


i.le 1 


.1 and one 




:;ir; 


all l-as 



■s.ic.l, ami I 

.-ks bv -lain. 

( his life, an.l liavii 



while a store and 1 

l-'or mauv years merehan.lise ami eii'rplns proiluets of llii 
]ilacc were i-eceive.| ami shipped from La (fro by canal or rail. 
This freight had to be haiile.l in wagons, and a plunk rotld was 
built til facilitate transportation. 

In 1S71, the cin.rts that luad lieen made for so many years 
to scenre railroad facilities were at last crowned with succcsb; 
anil almost at the same time, both the netroit. Ki-I Uiver, and 
Illinois n.ailroad, and the Cineinnati, Wabash, and .Miehig.in 
Kailroftd were put in operation ; and thus bv opening up ready 
and cheap facilities for travel and traus|iorlation the town 
began to improve rapidly. l'..piilalloii iiii're:ised, buildings 
were put lip ; Hiid in a short time the place lia.l more than doill.le.l 
in size and importance. It has, at present, two newspapers, three 
hotels, one bank, three hardivai-e stores, a lumber yard, [.laniiig 
mills, several s.i w and grist-mills, hub and spoke wlirka ; besides 
the usual variety of drv goods, grocery, boot and shoe, drug, 
and luriiitiire stores, wiiieli have a large and iiiereusing trade. 
In a.l.lilion t., the railroiid facilities at present eniove.l, elf.irts 
are being ma.h' to make the town a point on other lines. 

Liberty Mills.— T'hisvilhig.' was founde.l bv .)ii.lgeC..iustock, 
in l-sm, who built a saw- ami grist-mill about this tiinc. It is 
situate.l oil the ,..ast b„,j;..f Kd Uiver, ami is a station on the 
Detroit, Kcl liiver, and Illinois Railroad. The village has a 
eouM.lerable tra.lc, having a number of esfablishmcnlj iloimr 
a general ti.a.le in dry goo.ls, groceries, etc., the most pi'orain,;nt 
among them lieiiig Ilr. Uanksnnd Itobcrt Carson. A consid.jr- 
able part of the trade here comes from ICoscitisko County. 

LA GRO TOWNSHIP. 

For some time previous to the organization of Wabash Co. 
La Gro was a township of iliintington Co.. and long before 
llimtington County lia-l an eii.ten -e the Indian villa-ge of La 
Gro, or I.es Ijiros, as they tli.-n spelled it, was l-nowu to the 
i)ov,K,e.i rs, the French missionaries, and the eaiiy Kuglish 
trailers. At the treatv hel.l bv General Cass, on tli, Waliasli, 
in l"-:ii, it was sli|,iilate.l. among other matters, tint a sub- 
stantial brick house alioiil.l be bunt there for the eliief of that 
name, .and this was aecordingly .lone in 1S2», Moses Scott 
b.'ing the bnil.ler. The brick lor the purpose were burned on 
the ground, and the Imililiug is still slan.lbig. In a very good 
slate of preservati.ni. It was nnplastero.l, and containe.l 1 wo 
rooms an.l a firepl.ace. In this the old chief livi.! and die.l ; 
an.l he now lies burie.l in a vnllcv to the n.ntli of it, near the 
eornrrof theOdd Fellows' Cemetery, ills death took pltiee 
all., lit 13:11. 

The first white man who lived in the village for any length 

of time was probably one Lewis Itogcrs, an li.diau trader; who 

1 iiilo the bouse oi-,-iipi.-.l bv La lli-o soon after his .li-i 



■;'■' i Here he h-l.l Ills St. ick of trilling" tril.fc..|s— .1111. h m. 

'"" . of llie ro.mis, ami llie usual iiarrel of winsk.'i in 01 
' .s.ich was the Indian tra.l.-r's usual stock at that da 
- I it ever materiallv clmiigi'd. 

or siimnier of 13:;'2 Robert M.Cbir 



hiel < 



"hareil. 



'.-k 



ha.l forineilv h, 



.l..t. .1 ll.. I. a Ilr. 
mill T. K..-, Ill c 

11. .y.ss. p:is,.'.| 
islof ll-.el.-st.-r I 



"' '"■'■" "'-''•■■''- bv hshiiig al that llim-, bavinga lislitiap in tbe Wabash Rive 

Fowil Remains.— Some three miles directly east of Manelies- „,,„,. ,,„,:;,. Uic le.'.br dam is at present 

.■r, 0,1 S. W. j, .v. K. i, See. 1, Town. HO, llan.ge 7 I'J., .Mr. |„ |s,;|, „,,„.„ „„,,. I'.imnieu.i'.l on the Waba.li and Nri 

■II, oi.s, iVe give Ins ail. ,11111 of hndiiig them in Ills own | „r tli..',-an:.l, ihongli but lew of ll came Iher.' Li hi7i v Th 

' commiiiiic.it.iil by I b, tile Tul.An l:iol,; several I |,.||„„i„,; ..„. i|„, .eunis i.f the settlers during ami up' to tliii 



' l,.,triiiirsdayii 



r..r water In the i-dge I """' "" '"" "' ""■';;',;;:; ,, „„ ,„,^,. 



45.1 



LEAina ETJSIIESS HOUSES AID PEOEESSIOIAL EIPJIS 
OF A'O'BTU M.-i.ycimsTjm, L\/u,i.y,-i. 



PHYSICIANS. 

Drs. Mendefifiall k Hamilton, 

PJtysieiaais and gurgeoasj 

NORTH MANCHESTER, INDIANA. 



SPECIAL ATTENTION TO STJRGERY. 



IRON WORK. 



S. p. YOTJISJ-G, 

|,!irn;i(je, 4[|:ii)oi>, ^ |]I:irIi.smilh ^l\op, 

HORSESHOEING, 
And all kinds of Eepairiug in cur line, 

DONE ON SHORT NOTICE. 
NORTH MANCHESTER, INDIANA. 



LUMBER. 

DEALERS IN LUMBER. 

Walnut, Ash, Poplar, and Hickory, 

A SPECIALTY. 

Bine Lumbrr, Plnr Shiu'jlfi, niitl I.ath cma-lantlu on 
hand at lixing piirrs. 

Ot&ce on Main Street, between Depots, 
xoRTn MAycnr.sTER, jyo. 

MEDICAL. 

WODWAED & SDIOIi?, 
INDIAN DOCTORS, 

NORTH MANCHESTER, INDIANA, 
i Treat all forms of Chronic Disease with great success I 
Cure all forms of Female Complaint?. 



HOTELS. 

R. R. GRIMES, Proprietor, 
NORTH MANCIIf,STi:R, IXDIANA. 



NEWSPAPER. 

5^hc ^^jimflirstcf |!ouvnal, 

A FJIiST-CLASS FAMILY yEHSI'Al'r.lt, 

ESTABLISHED JUNE 151h, 1875. 

J. H. KE»S, Edilor. Terms, S2.00 per Year 

POLITICS NEUTRAL. 



MUSICAL EMPORIUM. 

WHOLKSAI.K AND I:ICTAIL. 

^ort|[ 0anrl)fs{£r i^wsml 'f mporiura, 

PIANOS, ORGANS, VIOLINS, ACCORDEONS, 

Striiiya, ami Jliisicnl Gvodn. Generally. 

W. T. CTJTSHALl. Proprietor. 



GRAIN DEALER. 

J. G. AVELLS, 

Dealer in all kinds of 

Gn.^l.\ ^m'B SEEDS, 

NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. 

1 LIVE TO BUY, AND SUY TO LET LIVE. 



NEWSPAPER. 

Tlio Manchester liepublican. 

The Old Reliable Republican Newspaper. 

NOW IN ITS TENTH VOL. 

Til. F.. I'LFAS, IMitnr and Pi-oi,rirtor. 

PLANING MILL. 

3F» Ij -A. rsT I isr Gt JvriXjiL., 

Flooring, Movilding, Scroll Sawing, Doors, and 

Window Frames Brackets of every 

Variety and Style. 

QKXERAI.. CONTRACTORS, 
.S110I3 -wre^Bt ol' C. "W". cfc Ivd:. J=L. 1=1., 

NORTH MANCHESTER, I N D. 

LICHTENWALTER & KRISHER, 

^ouuilvu and |Hiidunc ^Vovho, 

NORTH MANCHESTER, INDIANA. 



LIVERY— CITY BUS LINE. 




C. D. JOHNSON, 

LIVERY AND FEED STABLE, 
yomir jiAyr/ii.tTj:i!. ixn. 



Manufacturers of the Celebrated Michigan Plow, 

liraMn antl Iron huntings itnne to orilrr. 

Bob Soles, Mauls, Kettles, etc. etc., always on hsnd. 
All kinds of Farm Mactiinery repaired at Short Notice. 

Special Atteotion pircn to liorin^ rnt Strani-Enj^incs. 

Saw* itnd Orist Milt Ctmlinffit rfn'^ivrd, ffllei-efl, or re- 

pttirctt on rtanontttite turmii. 

SA.XieFA.CX10rT QTTA.IlJVrTXEEI3. 



BLACESMITHING. 

WICKS & CLARY, 



THE TREATMENT OF CANCER MADE A SPECIALTY, 



1 Will bnill \V:,-.,ns nn.l C:irrin;<'s, i.til iron lli.i.i in a Pint. 

. clMl Blvlc. .iol/wi.rli o,' all liincN .l..iic |rr,iin|.lly and in tlic 

] Tt-ry lu-i't mannT Ilorsu-liooins nill p<-.-iiu ininn-.liatc attcn- 

i tioii,an<rne cliallrrii'i: cTimpcmion in tlcia line. I'luiv work 

Tocy have cureil over Tliirty Caic» of Cancer during the | doDC in a snpi-rlor nmninr. 
ithout the u«c of the knife or cuukii 
faclorc tlicir awa fneriicincB from 

PRINTING. 



BUILDING. 

JOHN W. PRANTZ, 
COrJTRACTOR 6c BUJLDEJ? 

OF BRICK AND STONE WORK. 

your II jtAXc/iKSTi:/:, isdjana. 



They roam 

barka, etc. 'I'hny have practised in the vi 
Warsaw, ami .N'"rth .Mancl.cslcr h.r fitl 
aati.fied the i.tO|,lc that l.VMAM Ml'.0li:i> 
plieal.le for all .liseanun. 

For furllier information, coll at the olll. 



LIVERY. 
r',r:: l S'nopl^catedc..oo.l,.Hc.MaioS..,wes.ofC.W.M.Depo.. ! HY£p, y ^I^J) £££0 STABLE, 

2 doors north of Lawrence House, 



lity ..f Ft. Wayne, 



('orrfpoittl 



»n fully notiriUtI, 



yoUTii MA.\>iii:sii:it, i.\i>. 

er THE BCST WORK AT THE LOWEST PRICES. -tcV 



Fllfir-<i..iss iinin cit.\:iiA\Ti.i '<\ #/ i.v/>. 

EXCELLENT CAB FOR ALL OCCASIONS, 

NORTH MANCHESTER, INO. 



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MAULO.S C. CORY. 

The Cory family, wbiib ia now wtuely scattered throughotit the 
ITDilfld States aa well as bein.' quite well rciirc^eot*?'! io tbia 
ecanty, are, accoriini; to tra-j tioi., ail de^cenJcd from three 
brothera who came to this country from Knfjland at a 7cry early 
day ia onr tiatioii'a history. 

Jacob Cory. Er, l!;e eraclfather of Mahlon 0. Cory, was bora 
lo Morris fJr.naty.New J.:r5ey, Juie 9t!i, UOO. On the f.lh of 
Joae. 1787. be wr^ married to -Miss Sarp'i Ifedt-'M. wLo wm 'joiq 
JO Lorn; Island, September lO-.h, 1752. oacoo Cory. Sr , 0-1 
Septembei •.'7th. 1>(09, in hij t'tictb year, hi.i wife surTivin- bim 
intil January, 1841. when sii'ii! vl, beins in her nincty-thir-i ynr. 
They bad three children, two l.oys anil one eirl. One of t.'.e.e, 
Jacob Cory, Jr., was horn May 3d, 17'«i, in Morris County, New 
Jersey. Ilia wife, whose maiden name was .Mary TMiiidAifk, waw 
bom in New York City, February 'i4lh, Ul.i. Tl.cy ;«ere Har- 
ried in Morris Coiinti, Nc'' Jersey, and in lhl« niov»d to Cin- 
:ina»tl and litud mi 'llumilt.ju Ooonty elc»en jeari.. after «iii'h 
ihej moved lo ITublo (Joni.iy. Ohio Here they re.riained ili'.nt 
'oar years, and afterwardrf reniored to I'ayetto Coiii'ly, Irjciiaua. 
•here tbey resi.h-.d dirinj the cinanmir eifhlceu ye«tl. Tney 
Wily caule to H'slunb Cunly, whire t:.,ry. r-r., died lu Oe'ob.jr, 



Alennder, born June 20th. 1820, became one of the most sue. 
cessfnl merchants of Sbclijy viile. His death took place in lie,* 

George, born February 9lb, 1823. is a farmer, and litcs ic 
T.'abish County. 

Sarah Frances, born Angusl 2Sd, 1325, was married to .Mr 
Matbiis W. Farr in IBIS, and was left a widow in K^74. Shi 
now liies on a farm near Walinsh City A view of her homi 
appears on this pa(;e al'.o. 

Artiiur O., born December 2«b, 1827, di 



lie 



in la 



And' 
October, 1S68 



Eii/a, born September 9th, 1831 
to VViiliam MeCarty. 

Clara born April 30th, 1814, married John Wilson A pril 30tb 
1857, and was left a widow in 1874- She is now livine in ll;< 
town of \Vaha.sh, and on another puRO will lie ioiiiid a view of hei 
home, and a bioi;rapbical sket.h of liir lute In 



The- 



I II., bo 



lit 31st, 1841 






ricd i 



1869, and livinu in Wulin.sb County. 

Manl.m C. the eldest, was married to .Miss Nancy Sank., i 
oaliteor Wayne County. Indiana, whore ;"lio wa« born AuRost 
r,lb, 181.0. They wire inarriul in Fayette Cmnty, Indiuns, April 
22d, 1838. Tiiey came to Wal ash County in October, 1815, and 
eeltlcd lu what imt'hl oe calieil the r.wi;l,CBt. cabin in llio Wubaiih 
Valley It was of the .-nd«t and nio,,l primitive style, the dooi 
beim in low that one wu« oldn-ed to stoop t.j enter, Ibu fireplace 
Ukinirup one entire end, and ttie i-abiii beiiiR wiLniiut a window. 
The s-ick chimney, wbii.li did not reuch us hi^b as the roof of the 
nblu, alTorded adniisaioo to a small aiuount of ll|rht throiiuh iu 
■paiiioris throat, hut had the disB«rei.-abl« tharnctnristic of alwayt 



drnwinp the wrong way, '*. «., down into the cabin. In this rude 
domicile lived Mr. Mahlon C. Cory and his family from the 21»t 
of October until the 8lb of Mn.-ch, when tbey moved into a new 
cabin. This, built in 1841, is still standing on the now well-im- 
proved farm, and contrasts strangely with the oeat and tasteful 
modern edifice, with all its present surroundinxs, in which .Mr. 
Cory now lives. .Still it is a reminder of many very happy days 
spent henenth ita sliclterinR roof, and tho old man's eyes glisten 
ae he speaks of them as the happiest part of bis lifetime. A 
sketch of tho old cabin is lo be seen in the lower ri^rlit huad corner 
of the soperb view of Mr. Cory's place, knven above. 

Mr. and MrB. Cory have n family of U-u cl.Lldfn, wiio.-.e names 
are as follows; Alexander U., born IVbroarj I lib, 1839; Klil'.a- 
helh, born February I Ith, 1839 ; .Marcas »;., i.'Tu September 2l8t, 
1810; Jane, liorii February ytli, ISl^; America, born February 
19th. IS14; Surah, horn January Iht. I8i0; Mary, born .-icp- 
lembcr 27tb. 1848 ; Columbus, born AiiKuat 17th. lS3l ; liimira. 
born April r.tli. 1354 ; Lewis, born June 7th. I^f.7. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cory are now cotliii;j aloii^ m years, but 1 



till bn 



id beiirty. Tho « 
(ity, and Mr. C.'s |.ro»|ie 



oryn 



ily b:, 
bcller for 



ed for 



= ny ye! 



and high moral principlei 



MATUIAS W. FAHR. 



A biographical sketch of this gentleman mill Uc foui, 
other pcge. (■'>><• In Jen ) 



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LiNCOLNVILLE SCH OOL B U I UOI N G Wa B ASH CO.IND 

JASON HOLLOWAT 

VfM borL in Bedford Coanty. Vircinia, Junoary Uth. 1801. In 
l^2^, he wm married to a lady of Stark County, Obio, and eml- 
^ni'd to Waljash County in 1S13, and settled on Section ^ in 
Liberty Township, t'rom tliere be subsequently removed to Lia- 
MloTille, wbere he now resides. Jivson ilolloway is a born member 
jf the Friends, or Quaker Chorph, and one of the leading men in 
aU denomination. His son, Job Hollowav, one of a fuoji.y of 
sleteo children, also a member of the Quaker Church, is a pro- 
mioeat man among them, and the principal blacksmith in the Til- 
lage of Lincolnville. He waf married in Henry County, Indiaaa, 
to Rebecca Copeland, aud baa a family of five children. 

JIM P. ROS.S, 
The genial County Clerk elect, wit 
and is a natire of this county. Win 
be enlisted as a private >aldier in the Uth Ind 
served nntil the close of the war, s-jrae two years later. Uonng 
that time he «a3 in the hard fooRht battles of Nashvil.e, Franklin, 
and in the sief^e of Mobile, besides other enz.igenicnts of les- im- 
portance. Upon his relaro borne he ^ns elected City Clerk of 
Wabash, to which office he was re-elected. 

In the fall of 1SV4 Mr Ross was elecled Clerk of the Circuit 
Court His term of olBcs is to bepin Sept. 1M15, and it is a mat- 
ter of congratulation tot^.e citizens that the office, filled with such 
ability by Jim P. Araoss as to be known outside of the county as 
one of the best in the State, will be put in the hands of a co^ape- 
tent man, who is peculiarly qualified by hiiving served as a deputy 
for eitrht years, thus rendering him familiar with every detail of 
the work he will be called opon to do. 

Mr. Koss was married B'ebruary 2«, 1811, to Miss Libbie B. 
Crabbs, whose death he was called to loourn Aug. 31, 1873. 

-Jim" Ross, as he is popularly called, and us he signs his name, 
if one of our best young men. He needs no eodorseneut here. 



spIemberlS, 11<6. 
enteen years of age 
IJattery. and 




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-'-w,.^^. 

. '.r^"^ 



FtmB 



I 



rr-tf-l^-^^i^ 



Ha< 



itiended the best school the c 
Seminary, where be soon beca 
and astronomy 



ad law with 






He ' 



■al P. A. 



, lilino 



sident f 









pany with 
e.lplo-ationj 

He was married 
111, of MoumoQtb 
, ISll. 

teaching school, 
f Justice of the 
County and im- 
. he was elected 
1 in oiBce three 
elected 



ELIJAH HACKLEMAN 



Wa3 born a 


Cedar Gr 


ovo nen 


Brookvii; 


, Fr.anklin Coot 


(odiana, on the 18th d-jy of Oct 


li.er, 1817 


His pareiita 


jrandparenls 


were of Ac 


erican b 


rth, lj.it hi 


gnat-grandpare 


were natives 


.r Qermany 


A bra 


am Ilackl- 


man, hi* father. 


» native of 


Mnc.iln Co 


.nty, N. 


r'h Ciirolir 


a, horn S.pleT 


aSin, 1775, a 


dataneiir 


7 age mo 


V(d to Alio 


ville .li.tri.jl. .- 


Carolina; a. 


1 from the 


e to Sc 


It CoiiNtv, 


Keiitii.lv, in 1- 


ind in 1807 


anie to wh 


I was th 


•n known 


.s a iiiinof l.ii: 


Territory, no 


w Franklin 


County 


tbiring 


he war of 1812 


ierved as a > 


ederal olbce 


r in whn 


was called 


the frontier eerv 


hoarding the 


western r< 


■■h-nienls 


from Indie 


n ,lepr..:.i.i..ii«. 


February, If 


i\. ho mov 


1 to K 


'h Counly 


ah.i.il thri-.- t:. 


iouthenst of 


where the t. 


wn of 11 


siivillr.was 


ufterwar.ls laid r 


At that time 


this was th 


oxtrein 


► ettleiiiin 


of eivilizati..n. 


the west wa« 


nn onbrok 




ne.s. Il.r 


Klljah lliiekhn 


with his tru 


ly axi! be,. 


n at an 


early age 


.. curve ..lit his 


forone, help 


d to f.dl Ih 


foreet. 


lear the In. 


■l.s, build the fe.i 


and cultivate 


the farm, r 


id was h 


ul.jcot to a 


1 the viei,i.ituoe 


pioneer life. 


II'TO he w 


'jiiired habits of 'ndnetry that have 


lowl him tl 


r.,ni;b life. 








The iiarro 


• liniils of 


ediicntio 


al facilities 


peculiar to pif. 


lifie. dill no 


prevent l.i 


a.-ipiiri 


g an eibi.e 


tion. lie men' 


ile.o-iri.l all 


the books 


«.r.-.«il, 


1. ami it » 


s often «al.l of 


tl.»t he wn« 


ev< r known 


to he w 


thoul a bo. 


< III liis j.o. ;.et, 


wi.eii at work, aviiiliuit 


iiiiself II 


every op,. 


irtui.ity I.I Rloek 


mind with il 


eonliuils. 


Ho wiia 




mo n etti.l..|it of 


Hon llci.Jai 


In K Ueev 


e, who Ht 


tl [eeides in 


Ruiib Ciunty. 



1835 aad '3(1 of Cass Count: 
of Morgan Coaoty, aiid during those y-an 
older brother, Aimer Httcklcman, maciy e 
west of the Mississippi River, Ihron'rh the 
and ic the loiter year retarncd to Hnsli Couti-.y 
to Margttret I*a?is9cn, danghter of Aaron D^'i 
Coiin-7. New Jersey, on the 2«th day of Octot.- 

Sereral years of his early life were spent in teachi 
and also discharging the duties of the oU:?e of J^is 
Feac3. In May, 1349, he moved to Wabi=b Couu 
proved a farm in Lilierty Township. In i^J2. he s 
Surv-yor of Wabo.'ih Coanty, aud was coniinatd in c 
terra? by the nnanimous vole of the counly. In 1953, 
Clertof the WahashCircQitCoart.andin 1S"3 re-elect 
*.ight yeara, the constitutional limit, to th? 5ati>fection of alt. 
At the election in Octoher, 1874, he was eleottcl to the Senate 
from \VabH.sh and Hantington Counties by the Republican party, 
a raecnbcr of which he bu been since the G'.-orgnnizatinn of the 
WhiL- party, and was one of the active meiii.ie.-3 of the Stnate at 
the I^st sesfiion of the Legiiilntnre. 

Btaator Hackleman i^ one of tho-io aTnhle. kini', anassuraing 
gentiemen, alrays rcudy todo an act of kind '--:--.■. and to adininifiler 
to th» wants of bin fdlow-citizens; never (uid a pers'-nal diiTicnlty 
with any one; never was aick a day in his lilo, uxr??pt having a 
few '.'lakca <H the ague the tirfit year he cane to t^ie county, so 
preraiiintonttio Wabash althat time. Ueiiti -at»''rttle,DCvprhii7ing 
n--,cd intoxicating liqiiors; in a mcmbrr of t?ie" Cbri-.tinn Church. 
Th^ Senator haM a well-selected library of Hev.-ral hundred Tolutnen 
of rare and vuhiablo booka, where he npendi mngt of hi^ leiKDre 
iiz'^n, and, when not engaged on bia farm, can gcQerally be found 
■here- Ife haa also in bit library moru than cnc iiundred folamea 
of r»e»6papcT3, carefnlly bound. He has for the la?*, forty yoari 
kept a diary of the moBt noted evenlfl ccmin? under his ob-^ierra- 
tiOD. which be finds of Tainc an multerfl of lii-.'ory 
I the youn/cht of i 



M.AmOSS, WABASH InO, 
JONAS LUlLK^fcr 

Abraham and Elizabeth Lnkens, who were amon* tfce iirsi s,: 
tlera of Plcasaat Township, were natives of Montgomery Counf/, 
Penasylvania, Abraham being born there in 1777, and V'.\ .a'.'t-.ii, 
whose maiden name was Myers, in 17S6. Abraham T,iiken:-' fath.r. 
the grandfather of .fouas Lnkens of the present sketch, *ii-- in il ? 
battle of GerraantowQ io HIT, to which he wu summoned from i 
field where he was engaged in catting buckwheat so suddeuly, thf, 
be had Jot time to go to the bouse to tell hia wife. 

In 18U, the parents of J.inas Lnkens erci-^ratod from Wes:- 
moreland Coanty, PennsyWania, where they were living, to Vsyr; 
Connty, Ohio, and took np a half-section of land there- In \'i'' 
tboy came to "Wabiish Coimty. and .settled on the sou'.h .i^Ie :f 
thai pieasp.nl sheet of water which baa since borne the nnne -.f 
Lukeos' lake. Abniham Lukons en'kn bis days there in I'ebrc- 
ary, 1313, being at that time in his seventy-aeeond year; and Li-^ 
wife Elizabeth died in 1854. at the age of si .■sty-eight. 

Jonas Ijukcns, one of their family of eleven '.■hildren — :.iuc C- 
whom grew to matnrity, gi.t of whom are still living — w i, t.orn :: 
Wayne County, Olii.j, in M.-ircb of 1821, and ciiroe to Pleosuc: 
Township with hi,^ parents in I.S3S. JJia brother Mnth^us hi.! 
come here two years prcvio;t^, in ls."5, one of the aeci.nl party of 
while men who ever pouclTJited the region with an idea of .:',;r!e- 
incnt. In 1S43 Jouas was married to .\lis3 Alary Murray, of I'kl- 
away County, Ohio. They have bad iu all thirteen children, tt: 
of vrhom arc living at th*: present time. Like all early [>i.m-v-t:, 
they have passed through an amount of toll and many priv:iiiL.:u 
in clearing up, ami rcn'lTln^ Ht fur h'Tl>itiiti<ri, t!i.i w.|,|,.rne i 
in which li.ey sctlU-d. WUcn his fulhor'n rui.Mv arriv<,il in t!:2 
country, and dnnng the en...i.,g winter of l»::7- ■<, h.-, us..-l t.> .:iaU 
weekly trips, goint; every Sninnlay to the littlu Indian viilri^'e r.\ 
the mouth of .Sr|iiirrel Cre'jk, to buy vnrii.ton of tht- du.ky Viii'L. 
anil Poltawottaiuio hiinteri for the family. Am-^ig them ho mnJ- 
many plrru-Jant acqiaintancf^q, and always fuuml thein iru'' t'rienil>- 
Old Ni'Tonaa, their chief, w:i3 ipiitu fiiVorabl« to tin; wl.i-t'^, asi-i 
Tcry prompt in nuni.Hhingany of the pccca<irltoe' of iii^ tribe whn'-i 
come to light. Thcdw seldom nmouatoG to anything mr.rf! imjtor- 
tant than the occiuiioua] Htcaling of a cat from the white scltlcfc, 
how: 



of v,-t,orii he sl-jno «niviT<M. His Hld.-sl brntV^r. Richard Uackle- 


Mr. Litkuns hiw olwaya br 


nn a Tory hard working man — i 


man. -rai loii^r a rvRident of llHr,c.»k ('ouL'.y. thin Stat^;. Dr. 


of character which wivs in';ul-- 


atod by the ^I^'l^^'Ja nt;(;rs«u..H 


Jam<« llariil-nin wan one of the 'jurly S'!ttlcra of Wabanh. 


boyhood lifo, ond winch ha 


rusulr'>d in the !t«riimul..lio 


An'.t-jer brolb'ir, Abner Hocklcrrian, wac iieviral yean a merubor 


goodly amount of property. 


We are credibly infornte^l t 


of Hk 'IVrrit'.n;il l,«gi«l8turo of Iowa, ami c'.nduefed one of the 


on orio wcadon ii'la one th 


uxaud rails in a t-mglc dav. >i 


first *:rii,frar.t companies to Oregon. A fourth brothtr, I»r. Jacob 


haHfr'-iiiP'.Mv inii'l.. t.nnhuiitl 


odin ail hour, by the watch. T 


T. )i-t:klemjii, wtut an -jarly nittident of low*, lie died many 


now in hiM IJfly lifUi y>'ar, hi- 


H Ktiil capabht ord'>Mig nior<; u 


yearR a^-*. 


ft duy than many y.-nirgrr n 


)ii, ami il n wortiiy •>aiuTi],iu 


S":Aii(r Ifu/ibb-^man bM renidcd for the Ins* aiitoon years in the 


risin;' griioratiini of what im 


isliy (ii.d pi.rsu?rr;.i,co. ou^.h- 


city >,t Wababb, but EpendH a coniiideruble portion of bU timo on 


l^uiid iiiani>;^'')nictil, may at:r< 


.il.liKh. A lino V,.;w Mf hi. I 



buuie, south of Nuw Uurriuhurg, in to be t< 



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IIISTOKV OF WAISASU COrNTV IIV TOWNSIIll'S.— 1,a Ci;.. -Noi-.i.i;— Waiusii Crrv - Limun 



J« tVKU/.r..la„„.> 



l.„-li,li, r.-i.j. 111. 

II. ■..Kill-, .lu.l-.. l;. M. 



. 11..M.I i:. Ml,.-.., \\u\, 

...n.. .l,.-.,|.ll r.i.n.a.-. .1 
Wr.-ht. .1. I.. «.||,», i;., 



|„»rv. -M.S. \1, 

IVUt' Oi-'.ili. Jr.ii.,s lK|.,.r„. .l.,-.,|.|i r,i,r,.a.-. .1. K. M..ri-r. 
l.,.licn Will-..,,, M;.ri.ii Wr.-ht. .1. I..«.ii,», i;.,L:..>l H o...!- 
i„w. I>r 11..-0 I!. W, l...,M. ,-,l..,„- is I.M..- 
In 111.' OMiiiHv lluiv h.i.l M'tHol l.i-.i Kiaii, Iwiii. ICuvart. 

„,.|,l,>lM[i:,.-,ll.lVlll, Lis ll.l,,' s,..,s. 

Tl.o town or I.I. lire iii.s ....! r,-,.l:.rlv li.i.l .'lit iiiuil M-ir. li 

T,l,. l^Ui;. Til.- lii-t -.; ll„.,i-,-,ii.sl.,„u 1.1 lie.irr:.! ,lc.|,„ 

Ti,.l,.ii.il. Is:,..,.'...'. I . ' .. 1 !,■,■...,„■ II.,- |.iii'li,-s.!.i:.n-. 

Tlio lirst SI.T,- , ; , i , , . .i„|,' l.y .l:.i;KsllsU.ni.i....l Il.i- 



l.,„l.linu-M.."e 1-1.-.- i.t lii.ii.l ..... 
Tlioic ai-i- mo s,-l.....ls. oi„- i 
ll.c C»:lii.li.-5. TI.e l'.-.-sl.M,-, 
.U-„omiu:.lioiii i-;,.l, l,.v.- .I.uiv 
nmnct I'l-iii-,- nii .-s|..-i-i:illi li-.i. 
brick ; llic liall l..-iT.i; o-.. U.i- s.-i- 
(iiod br llio La (,ru ;.,i.-../. .\s 
«in3 one san-.uiill : oiio c;u-l. ol I' 
sli.ips, 



ull.c 



NOBLE TOWNSHIP. ] 

•as liAUiaa «ltMr Jani^-s XuUv, Uuleil Status i 

■rr,,..l, .,r IStS ,iil, tl... I.i.li,.,.,, l,v op.l.-r ol tl... 1 



;vi..l 111- 
kih.s; 



■l'l.. 



..l.-m-i-s, 
....Lilul s, 



j tbrc- bl.acksinitli sl.nps 



over SOO. 

Dora.— Tills Tilbse is siu.nle 
Salaoioiiic Itiver. ii- Lad... T.n 
Kaiige S. Il iv.n lai.l out i.. H. 



I nil. sliuo sliop.-. 11I..1 
..K- ll.ot.,.ill l..,..ls are »itllatL-.l 
l*s present (...[tulatnju i.s a lUtlo 






1 tl.c u.irtl. 
r.tb tli- l.i.li 
.1 wbL-u tbu locutiot) V 



vi.illv aloi.-,- Cli«rl.-1- C'le-uli. Tl..a 
ilo>v..iv;..,l II. t.. Ill,- tliasii. l).--lo,v ,lasli...s over tlic- roeks. fonii- 
ilij; a l.eani.l.il e.ue..ile, .a...l fniiu lioie I,, btvoi.il tl...- lair 
KioHuiU II. e sl.ea... ».i..la U11-0.1.4I1 a |>ietiii-csi|..e valley. Tlio 
Kiili-oa.l ei-u»so, ti.e el.aii.i Willi a Ions »"•! I'igli ti-cstlc vr.iik, 
liave lost Uieii- Uvea wiiilc attenn>tiug 



of Ihe 



: bt-lori 



Dick, V 



[ill 



of Ills .lava near llie cast si.l.- of 
he was lUe first wl.ite «etlier ivitlii 
Wbilo tI.e .■iala.nonie of the | 
pesccfnl of riveis. sel.l.,iii ovcrll, 
ofanr proiH.rfv n.liaeei.t. it was 
taiits of earlier iiai-s lell of I. e 
of nl.icb sivept aiiav a luill-ilani 
a bri(ise, besi.K-s iv;.-lii.i;r ont 
fonncrlv nsc.l as a inill-i ..r.l. 



I on tlie n-est bank of tlie 
iisliip. ill :-ei-. IS. Toiin. 27. 
-eniLer, Is.'.L'. bv Jubii .Min- 

l.e stn-ain i.p,.n ivliosc banks 

.sent ilav isoneof tbe most 
...1: its i.anks totlie iluiiiaL'c 
,t al.vav- thus 



rile 



Tlie treaty was ai^uej ou tie Ifitb aBj 
f-e-etively. by II. e I'otiHW.iluiiiiea aod .\Ii- 
- ibe L'B.te-J States were lieu. Lewis (Jais. 
roer Jas. li. li:.y. Tlie site of tl.e Itcaly 
s la near the greuad new oeea|>ie.l by lite 



: tlic 



irro..n,ls «ud r»ru,l.j- S|,r.ii 
C. W.un.l .M. It..llroi.l si..,| 

Tb,- l:i..H» soi.tb or [be Wibasbi River and «e«l of a hue r,inniut' d. 
south fniia Ibe nieath of the isalaui,iuie were reserved for the luUiaD 
aud ftoosutulcd u fiart of the "Thirty Mile It. 



tbe laud be I 
fd.'and the l.tllowio,- year thai 
the Islh -lay of Jaoujry. Is;: 



the 



d. aod Kel Uiv 
of Kel It.verwassii. 
c months after the 



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eaau-rohr 
h cause for sclfcoiisratiilation I,,- h,iii>e 
l.^-eucc ami .piiet sol.i-k-1 e of treaty i-r-, 
l.-liipmrs bavecver been sobl ""• th.- Ii 



.a aurv.-yed. MeClores 
a the luib of Juae of It 
Borth baBk of the \Va 



ed al Ihe 



1.1 life; an.I il 



on aceounl o( tl.c £:,-nerai i 

tbeirmlual.itanls. No i.iLox 

wilbiii its limits: ai..l -Ir.inl 

nni.ear.l of. Abealtl.fnl .lesi',-e of that •■ me 

tlhigs" ivhieh im|,nrts to society such a Buljst; 

basis tvberci or il is manifest, seems to be tl.e 

of life amonj its people. Kaeli pursues tl.e ei 

vtay Ibrough tbe course of a quiet flutl uneven 

Dlay be truly sa'nl tli.at •' their ways .are ways < 

and all their paths are paths of pe.iee." Uealizil.s that ifrno- 

nncB is tbe parent oi crime, they have pai'l especial attention 

to tbe education of their youth, and possess one of the finest 

tcbool biiil.linjs in the county. 

Tbe Chri.tiBii ilenoroinatioii has a ncnt eilificc here, while 
those of the Mclhotlisl faith worship at .Mount Hoiw Chapel 
sitaated a mile t'l the caslwar,!. 

Messrs. Lar^e an.l tall arc tl.e cnterprisinj; merchants of the 
I.Iaf-c,ai..l Martin Kes-ler tl.e very po],i.lar u.iller. Two black- 
smith anil wa^o.i shops, anil tl.c us.iai numb T of shoe al.ofia, ; j 
etc., do a Ihrivin;? business, while the rcsi.Ic.cc of Llr. John I Th„,B,.s, .(..nies <. 
Kaatz overlooks the entire village from its ],leasant Jocation Wheolvr. and Tb. 
on a bUl to the westivar.l.anil the Kei'.tlemnnly Hector a,linini»- ' 
terstotbcreqnir.-nielitsof the allliete.l. both here and through- I 



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rs were ll.oiam.n Hurst »B-I K-.hert Wilson, 
tv .-rounJ- in M..V of ll.i ..i.n.i year. «ooo af.er 
red „s •„-.-v-r.,i..,-Dt hl.,d.»...iil. at .ho li..|.un Uil 
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a au.ldle and hnrness shop 1 
ofTiee was esliil-h-hed at the 
and Jouatban Keller had a 
ireaiy eo.no.ls to Marion. U 

bulni.el .MeCIiirc, Jr., now a eitieon of Mariuo, opeoej the Urst ,lrv 
pio-ls >l.,re on the 'Jjlh d.iv of Ai.^I.iat, leil. m a loL- hulldiui; St the 
blulls. wh-re JoBas f.rler siaee liv.d. 

Tb- Unt death was tlusli McUluro, too of Sain. MeLTure. who died 
.May luih. IH-.!- 

A.ni.a^ the first and early settler* of Nol.le Township \ 



. -u. Isaac Fa. 



Ira Uurr. liradlev li.irr. Uan. Jaeksoo. laaae 
es. Ja-,ea llaskel, Jonas Oartor, Pau. Peal, Isaac 



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New Holland.— This unpretentious little villB;c it., with the - 
eiTcption of the tow., of La (Jio, the ol.lest s..ttleii.eiit 
in the township, Invin-j l«.-en la.-l out l.v .Mariiii >lel-ar.an.l 
on tie 2Sth dav of (l.-tol.ci-. H4i'. lv-ii,l,..- this i...p..rlant 
e-.-.-nt in the history of the haml.-t, there s-eu.s to l.aie ar.-eu 
a lively eoI.t".i,.r.y 1, -.-ar li..- th. pr.-eis.i ...eallty of the vil- 
lage that was to be 'I ,1., 1 ■• s .,r la. ..I on opi„.sit,- snh-s of 

the S.ilam.juie Kiv.-r l.a-l lb- ir r.-. vu .its ailvi,u.;cd 

l,v the owners of the sai.ii.aeil II .,■.. li,.lii-.-.-i, tl,,-iii was 

Unally left f„r 3 vol.- of il..- 1 i-l- nl 1 



VABASH CITT. 

The Viwn of Waba.h was lai-l ..If .a tl.e sfrin- of ll>31 hy Oub II. 

■■ id Borr. Ilii..i,.al.-il.,nihe....rll. k of ihe Wabash 

alv ,.Touu.lH nanlvoo tl.- l.v ..n.i !v at .I.e >,.,„.,..l 



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IIBEBTT TOWNSHIP. 

This iowualiip occupies the southeastern corner of the conntv, 
and uoutnilis in all atiout 4S sections. It is ivatcrod bi- Doer, 
Treaty, Josina, and Ui-aiit Crt-cks | the latter ao-c.allc.l fioin .\1 r. 
William Grant, vilio built the Srst house in the township, on 
its bank in IHUi), aud by the .Mississinewa Uiver, wliieli p.as.es 
tbron^-ll ils loiltbwe.st corner. I'lie reijion intersccte.l by tl.e 
river, liowever, is oocupie.1 Ity a part of an lu.li.an reserve nia-lc 
to .Nli>.sbiii.go.n)a-slia and bis ti-ibe in the last treaty, Tbe 

a sovkI dCi.-l'u'u of civilization, some' of tliein beini; able to read 
an.l write, ami bciui; iii good cireumstauccs, linai.eiallv c-onsi I- 
ere.l, \V.ac.oo.con-4ii.nia, a I'ottawaltau.ie, who hail" married 
into tin, tribe, is a p.eael.er a-uon^ them, ami tliioil.,di his ellorts 
quite a ileal and s.il„la,i-.ial eh-i.eb edillce has been creete.l. 

Early Selllers.~The lii-,t settler m Ibis toivuslii|. was Win. 
r.i-ant. of iil..,.u uieiili,.ii has already lH.-en mad.-, who ca.iio in 
the fall of \y.ii, ami settlcl near tbe |iri-sent to.vu of L-. f..n- 
tai..e. Ib.i...i,, the same fall came Daniel Ui'ant and Miihbiu 
IVai-soii, Ih.- bitter of whom is still livii.i. D.i.-iuir th..- vear 
l>:;j tbe lollouinj persons settled in the townsbip; Kiib-i ijar- 
tisoii, Jesse |l. Seott, William K. llalc, Jonathan Seott, ll-iiry 
JlclTioi-son, onil Thomas KLscr. .Mal.bm I'eai-son's an.l Wii- 
liain ni-nnfs two dan-liters were tl.c Hr,l irliile c'nhlrcn born 
in the townsbip. 1-'. J, Halo was the lirst white l.ov, and he 
Htm lives on the olil boniestcad farm, where bis voiingeyes Qiat 

.aw ii-ht. : 

La Fontaine, formerly called Aslitiiiid, is tbe principal village 
in tbe tnivusbip. \n ashci-y, whicli stooil near the pi-e.sent site 
of Urn place, npiiCars to liavc been the nucleus around which it 
spritn,.^ up. All old wolf-pen or trap is said to have been tbe 
lirst olcaiili- iiia.Ic in tho vicinity which it subscrpiently occii- 
piod, Ita piusoiit n.nno was ijiveu it in eoinmemoration of the 
Itnlian La 1-ontaino who was the lasl cbiefof the Miami -N'ation. 
Ho la ilescrllKld as havin- been a very porlK- In.lian, wei-hili-,' 
S40 pounils. lie went with bis tribe when thev wore reuiove-l 
to thuir new roscrvnli.iii, an.l was bv the tci-'mi of treaty to 
return, but never l.v.-.l to leaeli I... in,-. Uliile on bis way back 
be was taken vi..l,...tlv sick ul Lafayette, and died quite su.l- 
dei.lv. lie was bniie.l n.-ar bis ol,| be.a.l-.puirtcra, at the forks 
of II..- W.il.ash in Iliniti.i5l..n fon.itv. 

America, the ..l.l.-sl town in Libeilv T..wn.bip, was labl out 
on tin- imli of (b-l..l„-r, IS.IT, bv Jesse lb S,-..tt a...| Kllb.l 



ye.u, 



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Schools Th.. fii-at scbnol kept in tbe townsliip was tuii-lit 

by Kli liiM.,n. .ii.umer of ls:;7. T-h.i w.is bi-lore any 

.. boobbousc I....I l.,-en built 111 the lowliship, ami it was kept i-i 
a.<al..ii l,.-l.,i.._.ii.-.lo W.ll.a.uliraut. A very line scl..,.,l l..,i! 1- 

ii..' has r ..ilv I vreete.l in La Konlaiue, at a coslof ab.iut 

llv.- II. .....ail. I ,b.ll...'s. 

Boundary Line Road.^The road from La IJro to A.l.lan.l 



r,^,.,,at rv.oa 1 -ui,| op.ral-.l bv .Mr. r-.-k.-ril.i;, and a i i.tu-o sa.d that " l;.,l -.-I -..rr.. .1 1.,.- r.. .rt 

O-urisbir- tie la.itory and »aw-mill on llei-r L'ieiik,<iwue<l by ] J. War.-en llauna wan tu.- lirst whil,- i 

•Vt. J. s:. 1-..S .. I Ik »a. t;..ri. in li::.,, and is hl.ll hvini- i 

Uiwoln.iiJe.- AltbonjI. youi.K iuyeais!, liiialitll'rtowndi.s- j Wabash in 1875.— W..l.a«h bas l.a.l 

l.iai.a^iar.tofei.tcrpr.s.-an-l uiiauiuiity which la Inulily mill- aeveral yei^is. Tbe uuniiiesa part of tl 



ii):b im Ibis line, none of tbe 
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PEOIIINE^T BUSIJfESS HOUSES AND PEOEESSIO^f AL FIRIS, 



Cor. Canal and Huntington Sis., 

WABASH, INDIANA. 

JOHJs^ E. KOSIi;, - - - P-roprictor. 

Opposite C. ir. .C- M. n. 11. Jhinit. 

JOHN THOMAS' 



FB£E TRA0E3, 



JOSEPH MACKEY. 

WABASH 



WABASH, - - - - INDIANA. 

FINE JOB WORK A SPECIALTY. 



Rear of Rosedale House. 

nnntington S(rcef, - - - WABASH, I.\D. 



First-class Accommodations at Moderate Prices. 

D. A. IVlcLAEN, 

DENTIST, 

"WABASH, - - - IIN^DIANA. 

Office in Odd Fellows' Building, E. Market St. 
KOBT. CISSNA, Presiaout. J. H. BIB.ELEY, Cashier. 

CITIZENS' BA?^K 

OF WABASH, INDIANA. 

onc3-.A.3sri2;EiXD iisr ises. 

Pays Interest on Time Deposits, and does a 

GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS. 



LEE LINN, Editor. Terms, $2.00 per Year, i , , , . , m , rx ^ ,■ 

circui.ttio,,, J..144. j Laiul Ageiii and Notary Public. 

Special attention given to buying 
and selling Farms. 

Deeds, Leases, Mortgages, and Agreements 

rnoMi'TLY i:xi:cLTi:i>. 

FIRE nSTJEAIfCE AGEIT, 

Representing the Soundest and Safest Companies. 



GEO. D. LOWMAN, 



Livery, Sale, and Feed Stable, ' LIVERY, SALE, M FEED STABLES, 



On Miami Street north of Buslcl<'s Store. 
Firet-tlass Turnouts on Short Notice and at Rcasonalile Prices. 

» Jlu'trttitt!/ Jiorsea 
or M,al. 



Attorney-at-Law, 

-v^j^:ba.si^, - - - i3sriDX^A.Kr.A.. 

FRANCIS M. EAGLE, 

Attorney-at-Law and Notaiy Public, 
Side Hill, Wabash St., Wabash, Ind. 



5uDes of Stockholders, who e 

BOBEBI CiSSNA, 

Jamks Mc(Jrp,a, 
JOBKPB CbaBB, 



mdiridnajl; liable to the Depoaiu 
M. W. Ross, 
Mrs. \V. a. Co.h^er, 
Mrs. M. Kcnse, 



Special 

Money borroweti aud loaned on yood 6 



THE "OLD RELIABLE" 

SINGER SEWIN& MACHINE. ' 

Sold in. ISVOz, j 

14S,SJ'>. I 

3V[ore ttLaii any otlier Oo. ; 
Office at No. 17 Wabash St,, Wabasb, Ind. 

A. S. SJItniiLY, jtijcnt. 1 

The Wabash Plain Dealer. ! 

Xoip in Us 17th ictir. 

THE LEADING PAPER OF THE COUNTY, j 

MOST COMPLETE OFFICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA. | 

Has a ROncrnl circutut:on throiir'bont Wnljnnh and ' 

BdjoininK CounliCH. tinri m tho only Ktriim I*nnt- : 

ing Estublmhmont iQ UH vicinity. | 

TF.itats, $.1.00 ri.n yi:.ii!, i.\ Ai>r,i.vfi:. I 
FEUEY & DUTI.EU, Publislicra. I 



JOHN W. GOODLANDER, 

WAGON, CARRIAGE, 

Sign, and Ornamental Painter, 

Ko. 7 West Market Street, 
WABASH, INDIANA. 

Shop first door E. of laonder & Harter's \\'i%m & Carriage Factory. 

Still AJtXGELt^il 

Thf. saleii of the poptitor tto'l ivttl-l.nou-n JIf»ir/-: 
SKiriSfl MdVllISi: in mr* u-r,-,- /«.S./.J«, bilUnd 
to fre the l<trt/Kst Mtto of anij Scwiny Machine Conttnint/ 



The iETNA FIKE INS. CO.. of Hartford. 
HOME INS. CO.. of New York. 
HAKTFOKD FIEE INS. CO . of Hartford, 
INS. CO. OF NOKTH AMERICA, of Philadelphia, 
PH(ENIX INS. CO . of Hartford, 

And other Leading Companies. 

Qood farm Dwellings and Bums, Churches, and School 
Houses, insured at rates aa low i 
with the hazard. 



Co>voTt.i. C. E. Cowoiu. n. c. Se:te 

COW&IIL, COW&IIL & SHIYELT, 

Attorneys-at-La-w, 

Office over First National Bank, 



J..«E3 FoBO, M.D. J. Huar FoBO, >I.I 

J. & J. H. FORD, 

"Ht^BtK^H, INDIANA. 



Office near JlesiiJence on IlitI Street. 



B. F. WILLIAMS, 

.A.T T O I^ 3^ E "2", 
WABASjr, ixiJiAyA. 



GEO. W. BATES, Supervising Agent 

Office Ho. 9 W. Market St., opp. Linnder 4 Hartcr'g. 

A btocb or .^nrliloe Silk and 4'nlton, Oil, \ot;tlleii, and 

AtlarlinirntH rqu^tuoll} oil luinil. 

QITTEUS A CALL BEFORE BUYING ELSEWnERE. 

WIAETOi;'S CITY C-ALLEE,Y, 

CANAL STREET. 

Over Citizens' Bank, Opp, Gordon 4 Thurston's Drug Store. 

WABASH, INDIANA, 



or.n ricTVUf.N vin'ir.i> aso i:xr..tii(ii:i>. 



JAMES W. SIIKA, 

CIVIL ENGINEER, 

WABASH, INDIANA, 

R. M. Ks,.x. M.M. J. A. K»oi. MP. 

Drs. KNOX & KNOX. 
|)omffop;ifI)ic|JI)i)siri;tnG Sc Surgcans, 

WABASH, INDIANA. 

I Kesidenco, Maplo St., two doors E. of Huntington St. 

I CVi/(» allcHiliil to nl all llonrt. 



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■" ,. Od another pn';e will he seen :i pleasant, liorae-liko pi';l|iro rc- 

prcientinB the Soulli W^ili.isli Acn.K-.iiy, wl.ieh iva.s estaWisllcl liy 

:- Prof. F. A. Wilbel. of Wul.nsli r„lh.,-c. iil.uut the vear l»r,-. 
" ■ The school was unJ.T the cun- ..r ilio i'r. ^l,ylcrlnl, ( iiurch. null 
.,'■).' was known a.1 the t'eraalc Si r;ii ir. u : ' i ii . - - "" attec- 

.'i'' Finned, aniAho institnlioii fr!i ii" ' ii' !' ' ■ ■! ■ ■ : !i..~.aiiil 

',;-, S. O. HniHtinis, of Kiirlliiiui I ' . I ,,;-.;., .ipal. 

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- ■ ' Spieeland Aea.lemy, un,l,T»;... ■■■<-- 

The AeudcLny is .m-t |.l , , ■ . I ■n tl.c p:l,c ronj, 

- --■ ahoi.l a mile so.ll, ..r \>-.,!i ■ , ,.| n,;,„.,.|,,l, ,l,oi|.;h 

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LEWIS ROW 

PramiBtat aiaoBg tho ciilzcns or Waltz TonnRhip etandd the 
oiiB whose aame hr-,1, this skolch. He aas boro in Holmes Co., 
Ohio, in the year liSS, and oeme with hia pQrenra to Ihij cout.ty 
In 1847, bis father, John Row, beinf; one of the 6r«t settlers ol 
Walti Tonoship. Mr. Row, Sr., »as a natite of Ilolmei Co., 
Ohio, Mrs. Row, hie wife, whoBc maiden name wui Sarah HoliJen- 
baum, beinp a uatiie of Bcilfonl Co., I'onnsylrania. During the 
Srat Be»«n jeirF of their married life they liied in llolnies Co., 
nfterflrard rtTioTing to a piace near >'cr? fierjford, CoahoPtori Co.. 
where lliey continned to rejido onlil 1«47, when they emi|,'rat»d 
to Ihe wilds of Indiana. Hera they settled on the fertile laiidn of 
the Miami Reserve, then but recently purchased, and ,Mr. Row 
btlilt bis lo^ cabin in the woods, abiint a half mile north of the 
present residence of bin Bon, and commeneed ciearinp op a farm. 

Uo died in December, ln.ia. Of bi« tumily ofthirtcp-i children 
ten are still liriuif, though eeattered Ihrourh many iSlates of Ua 
Union. Lewis, the snhj'Tt of the present eljetnh, was the second 
■on. Ha wai married to his Orsl wife, a Mis. .Sarah Crnrariue. 
In 186J. She wa, bis helpmate for el.:»en yoar<. at the e.,d tl 
which time she wii removed by tho hand of death, her only Boo, 
Aaron, Boon following' her. 

Mr. Row was rr.irried to his present wifo In May. lSr,9. His 
»Red mother Ib Btiil ii.tnir, and lieiirs will the weiplit of .liitty-foor 
years, laany of which were spent amid the harilfiiips incident to 
the life of the early pioueert. A w.nian's labors In Ihos- ilars 
wore varied and ardnons, olK-n incluilie^ such work as pibnit aiid 
barnliif: brush, "niKceriiiif olf " luirs, etc , in addition to honsciiold 
duties, which, with llic .len.l-r . .ir.vc ni.i.cis of th.se times, were 
of themselves Bi.lliieiilly wt.iri«iiuie. Tlmj hud bri,.i.-htii cooliln^- 
Itove with them fr.,m Ohio, in whiNh n ii|.eit they w,ro mnih heti-.r 
off than their n.i;<ilhiirK, it beliiK. with mie , t. . iiliivi. the only 
ana in tho Bcltlement for many years. Their iiiiu-iiliorb used to 
Imnglnn that breail Ualed lietter at their tul.ln than ehewhera, 
>nil lU ■uperiorlty was atlriin.ted solely to the fa.-, of it.i havinK 
bean baked in tlie oven of said eookiii/.siovo. Ii, unr later da/ 
w« ihuabl probably suKirest that Uiu credit was rather due to Airs. 
Bow u an eieell.nt lonk. 



Es Anderson ize r i 



WALTZ TP. WABASH CO IND. 
ow owns one of the finest f.irm.s it 



Mr. Lewis Row a 
hood, and is a general favorite on account of his excellent moral 
principles, and kind and peiiial beariiiu. His BuccesB in the accu- 
moiatton of property he attnlmtcs mainly to a close aud careful 
follcwing of the trade bis father frave him, that of a farmer, and 
the entire avoidance of all speculative enterprises. 



HENRY COCHRAN 



Ho 1 



Was bora la Weatraoroland Co., Pa., In the year 1305, 
the fourth of a family of eleven ctiil iren, whose father, John Coch- 
mn, was of Scotch descent, comin;^ from In land at the ai<o of 
"ourteeii. His wifo, to whom he wa.s mar.-ied in Westmoreland 
Clo., Pa. in the year ITJS, wr.t named Marth.i Italson. In 1818 
■-hey moved to Warren Co , Ohio, wiiere youii-.; Henry was raised 
anlil be reached the ac:e of nineteen years. He then Ic't homo and 
went to tho city of Natchez, where ho learned the gunsmith trade, 
ooeoming a very proficient workman. 

In tho spring of i^^'il. beint? of an ei terprising torn of mind 
tn<i wishing to see aomcthinf^ more of tho great world, he started 
.lot ou what waa at that time coruidered a very long journey ; 
going to Cincinnati, from there to New Orleans, and from that 
point lo New Vork city by way of ino Uulf of .Monico and the 
Ailantic Ocean. Leavin,; New York ho passed up tho llu.lsoo 
Kiver to .Mliany. and prnee'ded from there vta I'^rio Canal to 
lliilalo. From here ho went by way of Lake l>io to .Samlnsky 
Oily, and from there across the country by way iif Urliai.u, Dello- 
fonlaino, and SpiingScld, to Uiijton, Dliio. In IMlill he visited 
.'iali nu. III., and aevoral other poinu m li.e west, afterwards re- 
turning to Ohio, where he rcn.i.in. d .i-ven ycirs. MuMated with 
travel and adveotore, he then cam': to Indiana and settled ou the 
Miami Reserve, amid the lolltiidn of tho wild woods, with only 
the dusky red uien for bis nei 



'-^■*.\j%."^-. ■ -r'— "-"-•. v,^.^- , .• - ■ ;.' '..'.;ii^iAfc..„.v^.r^ ...^-iiS^^Kiiaiijiifii^ 
ENRY C0CHRAN,T26 R6 VfALTZ TP, WABASH GO. IND. 

Hare Jie lived, a lone liormit for many years, seldom seetnrf a 
trliite lace, 'but wilhal contented and bappv. Uame wa. -«ry 
plenty, and be waa generally able to shoot all the deer and turk"va 
Tetioired to eappiy bis wants from tho windows of tils cabin, wbicu 
were arranged with small slides for that especial purpose, barinit 
a part of this time ho suffered severely with the rheumatism, oftou 
being crippled so as to scarcely be able to help himself for weeks 
together. A man of less iuboru grit aud strengvh of character 
wonid have been crnabed out of life by the sufferings aud privations 
wbltu >. ^aa undergone; but, buoyed up through these trials by 
the indomitable spirit within him. Henry Cochran has lived through 
ft all tc be t heartier man to-day at nearly seventy years of age, 
than many men who have not ctpericuced one-half so much. 

Mr. Cochran was married several year.s ago, and now lives in a 
fine brick bouse (a view of which is given), surroonded by a plea- 
sant family, and amid the well-earned rewards of a life of toil and 
Industry. He has always been a member of the Republican party 
smce its organization, casting his first vote for John Quincy 
Adams, and is universally respected as a man of sound jadgmeut 
and sterling integrity. j 

JAMES ANDERSON. i 

The sabject of this sketch was the fourth of a familj of ten 
children of John Anderson, who emigrated from Culpepper Co., 
Va, to Ohio at a very early day in timt State's history. Ilia mo- ! 
ther's maiden name was Nancy Lower, who also came from Vir- 
ginia, The story of their emigration is still preserved in the 
family history as having been one of extreme hardship. They 
=ame on horseback, following the bridle-paths, which were then 
the only roads of the coontry. acd carrying a child all the way. 
When within two miles of their destination the hardships of the 
roate proved too great for one of their two old borsies, and be laid 
down and died by the wayside. Mr. John Anderson served in 
the war of 1812, eulistiog in Virginia, aud was married in that ; 
State in about the year 181 1). ; 

At the age of tweuty-three years James Anderson, who had ' 
spent the greater part of bis life up to that date on bis father's 
farm in Chami.aign Co., Ohio, emigrated to Grant County, in this 
State, being at the time of his arrival there the possessor in fee 
simple of horse, saddle aud bridle, and thirty dollars in money. 

Oo the nth of .March, 1847, he was marred to .Miss Susanna 'I 
Drook, of Grant County, this Slate. Pour weeks after that event '| 
look place he was keeping bouse in his new log cabin, on the farm I 
which ho at present owns. They commenced with what would in 1 
more modern times be consiilered a very moderate "setting out," I 
consisting of only a skillet, a teakettle, one chair, and a bed J I 
but among these surroundings, with all their attendant inconre- ■' 
niences, they bad continually a large amount of company, and 
their bos[iitablo fireside was alike the resting-place for the wea-y 
traveller and the jilcasant resort of both the old and the yoong. 
Mr. Anderson and his estimable wifo were then, and are still, though 
ell along in middle life, the liveliest of company and the 



Tho 



11 ry 1 



cabin on the 
lullow.-i bis Hade of gu 
by do/ens with their ol 
finding bim 'pilte useful 



tyot 



ettlci 



1 of land I 



int, but bo built bis 
forms bis farm, and 
, They w„iil,l come 
Lhein n-liaired, aud 



The 



t genial of the gay. 



;thci 



any neighbors in those days, bn 



in.lced. It 



tho 



I all I 



the town of Somerset now stiiiids, there being but two buildings 
within its present limits. One was a log cabin, occupied and kept 
as a tavern by John Sliacklefurd, anil the other a three-cornered 
blacksmith shop Among the settlers of that day were Joseph 
Cale, Jacob .Malsbnry, Daniel llooncr, aud Josiali Jones. Mr. 
Anderson's house soon became a general stoppintr-phu'e for all 
who came that wuv, either to look at land or going through on 
their way to and from the mills on the .Mississiuewa. For soma 
time previous to the building of these, they had been obliged to 
go lift'-eu miles, either to I'eru or .M.irion, to have their wlieit anil 
corn groiiiiil, and that over very bad roads, which were utterly 

III l«.'.l Mr. Anderson nn-l with a severe accident, being caught 
nnilcr a fiilling tree while .learing. and wlillo he esr^aped almost 
miraeuhiiiKly with Ills life, lie bus never fully recovered from the 
Injucics then rec.ive.l, and will remain a cripplo to the end of his 
days. He has always been a hanl-workiiig man. and liaa brought 
up a family nf fun 



id s, lll.d 1 



la lo 



iliieght 



1 the 111 



of thi 



anil has been proaiiiieutly idenlilied with the liilercsls 
ill this .■iiuilly. Ileluro the formal ion of the party 
I \Vhlg tickut, casting his first rreeiduuunl ballot fur 



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llio lino lii>lca.l ul' uii il.' 



WAXTZ TOWNSHIP. 



Tht Hom.-lipst Man.— 1- 
'vcn- <-»rly il:,v. Ho w. 



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iH-il Ul i.iil.ru 
ir l.rc-iit-ii(-U ul 



l.liulli 



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Surface.— hi si.utlu-rii 

proat Mi.illi, arc oxoi-oiliiiL: 
the ii|.|nii.l$.wl,iol. Iio til a 
in gra.liial slo|..-s. bul Ion- 
tion. Tlioro is L.it vory In 
Former Swamps, — >oiiii 



i-r.llh stsiitif equal 
iTJcI 1 V the Mis. 



.-<nd t 

of T... 



^ .11. liiul bi.mo so 1. 
i ii.oiio.T. lii.lli bo :i 
v; an.l. liko llie 3|.ni 
liiion^o Imvo fiuloil . 



slu 

purposos : l.ut llic or 
past fow yoars bavc 
further ]ir.imoto»i lie 
lilc. has 



lof.iit.-hiiiiraii.l \ 



andaluiosleslinustlcs^crojvirT.nviiiiraiiil L'rniii pro.liK-iii-r fi 
Limestone.- In souio plais nl.iij tin- l.ni.k< of tl.i- .Mi 
eiuewaaiiJ in Hie more .leei ly niai ko.l niilloys l.-i.liii!; .l..w 
it from the uplainls. there aro oiiti-ri.i.[.iii:;i ol the flr-.;ills(- 
limestoue oommoii to the Waluish valloy.' It is hliriied in 
aideral.le quantities for ap-icultiiral tniriioses, and occasini 
used for cetnent, besides furuisbiui; a very passable quaiit 
liuildinn stoue. 

The Mississinewa.— Tliis river fnmi.hes an ab.ni'Iimo 
Deror fiiiiins water.jMiwer, which is nlilizcrl nii-l eii>f.tr>yi-. 



» larH. 



f lloi 



lills 



Indians.— The ludiaBsremaiiie.l in this tonnshi,, iimil tiie 
year l:'4o, wiicu thty Trere remove.! to their iipw homes in 
Kansas, under the airency of Alexander (.'oi|udlHi.I. 'I'heir 
nnmber at the lime of their removal was about sis li'inili-ed. 
It was a sorrow ful lime throughout the toirnship when they 
went awav. Sad for them. for. savajc thoiipii tliev were, tht-v 
were human. and were tenderly attache. 1 to the land width had 
l«ea for a?es tlie home of their ancestors, nnd ntnontr wIio=e 
forest shades their lives b:i.l been pnssed, Nad f.ir the w-liite 
ecttlera too. for many of tliem had come nnd built tlieir ciil.iiis 
among iLem- and had almos-l iiivarL-iliIy t'onnd lliem kind neigh- 
bors aji'i true friends. They were a sub.l.ied lio'.ple ; It.e "sr 
spirit had died out among tliem. am", tliey no Iniiirer looked 
Dl>OQ Ihtir Anglo-Saxon uetiriibois as interlopers or aniaco- 
Eists. The contest for the siihrcmacy h.i.l Imrn .l-ci.le-l «=i,mst 
them, an-l they bad aecei.te.i llie l-itl..-r nllernniivo. Ti.' p.... 
neers at that time liad IjutlittJe market lor their pro.lnce e.\-.:.-pt 
that furnishe.! by Indian consumption, an-l the iii..iiev jraid to 
the tribe by the government in exchaiiL'c lor their Inti.t was 
almost the only turrency tliat foun.l its wnv into liic country, 

Indian Ponies,— At the time '.f tlieir dep'artiMe quite a Isr'ge 
Dumber of timir [.vjnies were iefl Lcliind, aii-l llicse bcoani-- f'e 
property of the setllers. During the ensuing fall pn.l winter 
it became a regular business witlj^ro.any to hunt and capture 



The First Store iu .Somerset was kept by riaiiiol U.)ovcr, in 
a loj cal.in where the Kivorsidc House is now situated. Then 
Prrrc, k l,amar sol.l eooda in a hcwo.l l..g Ionise on the 0|.|...- 
site side of the street, and nftcrwar.ls A. M. liro.vu .if ^\ -tbiisb 
put u,. a log tavern near where .Miller's store now stan.ls A 
linrness shop was opened jtt alrfmt this time on the present site 
of 0. S. i'eri-ee's drugatore-=-ana so tliC titUe town grew -and 
,.rosf.ere.l. 

The Fil'st Mill on the Mississinewa ill tliia towushiii was 
built l.v ft .Mr. C'oppac near the present site of Mount Vernon. 
Anoiher wa.s built soon afterwards near where John K. Suin|>. 
ters mill now stands, hut on the opposilo bank of Llic river, 
an.l a trilh- lower iloivn. 

First Poltei'y.=Tlie lirst kiln of pottery burned in the town- 
ship was put up by William Co.-hrnii, near Mount Vernon, on 
the |.lace now occupied bv .(oliii Koir.'rs' barn. 

Meanl Vernon.=This little town was tirst laid out on the 
old Whiteneek farm, but the lots were all snbse.picntly bought 
n|i by Jlr. Wliiteneck, who th""--'.t .• - ..it-,- 1.) have "so lunch 
good farming land wasleil, s-vl ■ .' : . . i ,- villagu w-as ac- 

cordinslv resurveyed in the i ; s now situated. 

It w,is laid out by Wm, Havi ; -. . , - i.Ii.lv, 1817. 

Ratllestiskes,=Tliese rppti.is , -i l< ...lU Uio lai-Kc vcllow 

kind, were very !iumei.ras along iho i k Ic.b^'os, ami though 

no inslanees are known where their bites prov.jd Jat,il, Ihov 
were verv p.nsonons, and mni-li .li-eaile.1 by the settlors. 

Dancing was a favorite ainnscmc-il Hironglioiit .all the early 



icttlei 



' the 



tlie 



Reserves.— The land -was surveyed in 113;., si* years 
■rious to their removal, by Channcey Carter, o governti 

the stipulations of the treaty, they -wete still to oeenpw an- 
which Ihev are living at the present day, hlowly learning 
waysofci'vibzation 

First Setllers.— The lirst settlers of this township have ne 
all pa-.se.l awav,most of them having sold out the 



0.1 furtl:..- 
populoi 



id k- 



the pur..lis-e.l f rritorv, an.l liun.lreds ..f . 
if by ma.r.-. an.l in a few days the whole 


froNi all 
nl.ins •:ri 
country 


l,y pr..<„ii.-.on. 

Voting Places.— The tinit clertit.ns w-er 
Athcry. i.oitbw.sl ..1 where .--oui.-rs.-t no 
wards at M.'-ajah Wec-uer', bouse, on S-et 


held St 
V »Iands, 
• ui 111; Il 



and maidens would freipiently organizp 
woods to llie cabin of some dist.^iit i 
l»tween lliem and the place of ll.-;ir d.. 
nnd there spend the greater part of tliG 
light fantastic" over the rough, uneven 
At one of these pleasant gatherings, 
cabin down among the blnlTs of the .M 
earlv dav. while ail was going as merri 
laige lalllesnake glide.l among the dan 
caused a general stampede among t!io 
and the fact that a severe thiindei.slo.-m >v.as ra^rin; 
did not pr?vent their leavin-,' the cabin and .emai 
after the venomous reptile had 1 



I slart thro.lgh the 



eon lloor. 

took place at 
lewa at quite a 

marriage bell. 
This appearance 
les on Ibc tloor, I p 
\.Tingat the time 1 li 



Ion. 



OUgll, 



ud.lei 



appea 



Whether li 
imls of the 
neomf.. rlal.lv damp, u 
" ,d..es not CO 



killed— 

o others 

akcsbip hail boon 



province of this narralive to deci.lc. .-=..^00 
fooli = h intrusion cost liim his life, as llic .ass.-o- 
knowing Unit the eves of li.e fair ones wen 
not fail to call forth all their valor in dispat.dii 



8£l.t&tOVfi DeKoMltiATIONS, 

-ipal feligltins datininii 



-Mn.luinsT Kl-lscol-AI. L:|lunoii.=\V»b«.h Cin-uil was organ- 
i.-,-d ill 1547, nilh O. V, I.01UU11, (VsiiUni; laJer.uuJ iL S. -Mor- 

ti--.ni, pa,tor. 

\\abii-li Station was oi:gauiaiul ill l-^iK, »il!i W, tL Kistler, 

p.,.li.r ul... ui.N r.-:.pi...inl(-.l in l-*-.!' 'Vie folloiving ha»e eerred 
uM-ii -r . I-...' i; 11. iapv-il-.ii;i.i; (SHI. L. W. .Vljiisonf l»«i-«, 
1! .1 .!. .11 I' N. .Siun: IvOo, J- Velelazer; l!«il!-(;7, ,S, 
-N' ' . 1 --t-1. 'l'- toi.i^toot;lN7li. '71, iuul'72, W. J. 

V ; : I -; , T I. jLd ■i.'i. ,M H. .Vtoiiduah.ill, 

I I - h .. .:o^ ui the '^-id .^oo.^JuIl of l-lio Xortliem In.Uajia 
1- , ■ \1 K, I'lui.-ell, w." Ulu ■• /'/oin Z)M/er," we 

c- ■■ ----iuf.^r-.i.ation ;iii tp» t-liu uouiiiy of WuluLih : — 

(;in-o to OL.iiiiLv liii.-s, w.; Ii.ive Ibuud it- ililtt.i>.-il.lo tu innko oiir 
slatcmontfnii. K.|r im-lnnoc, l,'ii*|ia.l-- l.-l|-eilll oiubraCBa.u.oan. of 
Miami al-..l a pun of Vtalmsli (.■ounty, null ,-oi.ilh n.m:mbu-ar 
otliors. It is iuipo.s.iblc I't tell wJiiil [mrt of Ihe >tati&tical taatlcr 
iipplii-i toone. mill .vImI to the. oliicr-WJUlily. Ws-.givo-.oniy ttiiusr 
uc suppose to lien holly n.illiin our-cjunly. 

" Wabash rojiorls,4ji proliutjoiiGrB, -UJli-full members,. 1 ehurrh, 
valued at SJf..'lUtl. I |MirMjuiij5e, vftjued, uA- fftwa, oae-iiabbalh- 
Sfhool, n-ith i-2p srUolurt. 

■'LiiFoiitalHC, 7- probalioucrfl, lip-fflU ntem^jerSr 4-churchcs. vr,i-- 
ued at il-2ili>. I pursouajje, m4u«(lji4-$S«>, ajaiajsabbalhi-sehoolSj 
Willi lull iiiombcrs. 

■■North -Manchcsterr 2^ pr^biilwners^ 2yd; full UTDQlhcrs,. 3o 
clcrclies. valued at Sll.i'ttiJ, l.iHifsOungtfi yaLued ntSISOOi'.^t.Sab-- 
bfith-scliools. n-iih 'J.io soliolars. 

'■ Liberty Mills. 11 prolmlionerSp 7^ full niCBriienr, 2i.cborcho»;, 
valued .-It 4s50ll, 1 Sabliath.,iohoi)l, with 1511 scholars. 

■■ Lt\ Oro, l-.;j.rolnitioncr.*,.--'?1iiiU n\fuiber*,-4 *-buccbea,-7ahled . 
at $07UO, 1 parsouat'o, valued at, $*(|0, 5; S»ijbilli-sehoob,. wiUi. 
300 scholars-" 

Pli&iq-.-lEaiA:«.CtiuitcnK5lSvW-4ii»s»it--I'l'>tily.-183i;,tUaFrrm-- 
Pfcsbytcriau church of Wiibft.sli was orgifeired .by the -Ki\T.-Sttiiii 
uel Xcwberry, aud Isaac Fowler cUosyji -its first-ruliogjeUIer. 

From 18o7ta 1842. thc.churob m-bs ma-lej; the postonri-ctrro-^-f 
the K.-v. .Tames .lohas-jn, of I'ftii. who pieiuiliea for il once -a- 
iiioulh. In 1843. ho waseucccoilcd bjlheltev. James Thomson; 
who continued its pastor till 1347,- when lie was sueceedt-d by th.? 
Rev. Saiiiuol II. Smith, who laborcl with tin) church ua its pastor 
for trto years, and was succeeded by llto Kcv.-J(.mcs Thomson, 
wli-> Gil.-tl a second past-jratc with the churcli. 

In Se|il. ISifi, tlie Rev. J(>hn Falrchild »«-■ settled over it as 

itor, who, in Oct. ISfi:!, was simceeded by the Kev.-Wra. .!.. 
Ii;.--iok. its last pastor.4iiid who closeil-hia laliars ivith thech.jreh.: 
lu t!io spring of 1S7U. 

Tile S.-coii.l i'resbvtcrian Church was orgtiniEcd in 
1.-, llic tin. I.r l-;d»'ar.ls, then of Fort A\V-ne-. The Ucv-.-^^a>i 
t!iL - 1; '-:,:.-, ,. ,-. .IS lirst pastor, svho was i.iecCL-dod in tun-bv 
til. r. .. \ 1 M-i l.-.liin, Hey. ,1., W.,.McClu,i;v, Ite.t. S -T.: 
T-- -,:■> I '.V, .Mclli-oeor. -1L.1V.-U. ,A.,C.irmn. Daviv-j 

Im -,..,., f- !loi™d,liy Un?. WtD. li- lloiivn.its last pastor. 

.-■ i-l I I, 1 -Tth llio l.vfl churehra.we,re-uniti-.i as ■■The Presbv- - 
l(-r;,iji L'l-.rch of '.\uha.sh," ail.t- iu X.». -1870; I', -v. A.S.-Kei.l 
b...-jinc il- |iii.,lor, who WM succoi.deiJ in iN'.lv. 1872, by Hie Hot.: 
Cijarloj Lillh-, its prosellt sucfiassful ou(J- popular -pastor. 

Ev.iNOf.MCAi. Cuniicu, W.vn,^sll.— Ihr, Ibjt. II, li..rricr. of 
Ilaiitiiigton Circuit, in the spnu-^' of 18T-^-, .b.-gao to preach in 






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lass dui 



r the 



Methodist, l.'l 
arils." us .h.-y ar, 
Fn.n.ls ..rlj.i.ik.i 



ra.ling .-rntre. Hie 
.1 in \V -II . town. 



irs ..f III,. r.„esi 
in.. I...ua,lar; llr 



1 Hapliwls, or •■ Dnnk- 
•.■ll.r,-n, iV-.bytcrion, 
iiloilic, A very largo 
H.iin-li .,.onig iieoplc. 



1 mile and a half 



Ih.il way. 

Il was !i 
few disuipl- 



; Iho 

,s 11, WAtl.Mrfl,^«oiM#it«?<ri3'-<uIhMl Jli.-itipirs, 

o ii,.tlhe,i.,l,of l.lii-ii«s"rt, imrtv-vc.o-s a!-o 
l.l.a.,,-., a ni.k- ;..!- oal,.i, .,[ tLi pne, 
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PERSONAL SKETCHES. 



FIRST WniTE X.VTIVE. 

In a fonnor brier liistoiv of llie settlement of l!ie ooiintv 
written by lion. Klijiili llaeliKuiiiii, in llie vear l^.^O. it wna 
stateil tliat one Jolin WilNo.i. ;i -,,ii ..f Koln-ii U ,11-..,,, .ms 
the first nbitc I'llil.l bort. n: ■.. , i,:.n l'" M ; - I , ■■,i„ 
Keller Ijail civeii ttiaL :,. , ■ .,■ 

case.inausn-ertoMr.JI.,,', -. - .' - I 

tlioiigbtaliercniembo,-.,lr. • -.;■ i, , i , ,i i.-i i,. : - .-..i 

Keller, of Wnb.isli.ll,i-,i a i.a.,.- i,.,t n u-.. iii.,ks „ ^■.■.:, }.<r 

at tUe time of attoiuiii,..: tlio ecrunu-nius iiiciibuL in intrmiuvu.^ 
tlie yomij Willson afulesai.l inli. ti.e «orl,l, Uins c^liii.l,,!,.!!.,- 
the fact tlint her son nas born lirst of tlio two. iin.l iras ei,nse- 
quently the first white native of tlie coiii.tv of Wal.asli. 

ROBERT STEWART. 

Robert Stewart, Esq., was born on tlie ^Ihof J.iW. 1S21, in tlie 
Tillage of Uniontown, lielmont Cuunly, Olii.>. His' fall.pr, .lames 
Stewart, was a native of Knyelic County, rennsykania. and de- 
scended originally from Irish pare..tage. He was ii,:Uric,l in 
1821 to Mi>s .Mary Wellmnn, whose parents w,.re nm.jn: ll,e ear- 
liest pioneers of Eastern Ohio. Tliev were ..r 1., •: i ;. ,,.. 

Robert Stewart was married l\b. i2lli, 1 .M ■- .; • i 
Graves, nalite of CoslioclonCounlv, Ohio. 1 - - • 

Mr. Stewart emigrated to Wabash Connly, a,.,; . i;: 1 : I, .■ v 
Township, in llic seme scetion wi.erc he now rc.i.l.'s. Snoo tl,.« 
lime he has been one of tlie lending raen of the townsliip, and also 
of the county, filling at the pres,;iit time the re.-ponsible offit-e of 
county commissioner. He was township trustee lor six years pre- 
jious to his election to the present ollice. rolilically, he is a 
staunch Kepahiican ; rcligioiisiv, a consistent member of the 
Christian church, wjiich bolh he and Ins wife joined p.cvious to 
marriage; and, socially, a great favorite in the socielv in which 
he live». 

.Mr. and Mrs. Slewarl 
tecu children, eleven of 
sketch of tlieir very pte: 



Mr. Scott was ni.irricl to his present w.fc in January uf I IS:'..',, he was inarricl to .Miss rii.ulie Coonilcr. Tliey have s 

IS.-..;. Her name wns Hester \V;.ls„n, llic r.-lict ,,r Charles I fa v of .'i-l.t cl.il.licn. 

Watson of llun;iu..;t..ii Coiiiily. ( Inly one „r l„,r l„,ir cl.il.lr.n j .Mr. Th.jnias is one of the substantial men of Liberty Town 

hip. -V view of Ills pleasantly situated hoiuti is given on 

liotlicr page of this work. 



J been the parents of a f.imily of thir 
n are living at the present time. J 
homestead is given on another pag 



CHARLES R. SCOTT, 



of a family of elc 



cUil.ln 



County, Ind., in tl.c vear 1S13. His parent, w<, 
Virginiana by birtb. lii'it came to tlu.i Stat., from 1' 
about the year of 18'.r,. They at fust settlcl in t 
part of the State, at no .^.riat ,I;,t:i,ice fr,.in t!„ K'-i 
and were frequei.lly i^).;,l-. I •.. i. ■ .-.'i . n I,,,-' ' ' \ 



.Mr. 



. II. 



of 1H32, to 


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,s 


Man 


wild!i of Li 


* 


ty 


Torti 


twentv aer 


.s 


ll 1 




he experie 


ic 


.1 


!;e <■' 


solitary tri 




n.l 


,nnii\ 


clearing u| 


^ 


1.1 


Hljl,; 


Willi tuiU- 




ai 


.i w,l 



On the 2JII. .lay ..f . 



kille.l on th- 
ing, about tl., 
ofhiHilc^ilb I. 



Since l,is second maniago .Mr. .Scott has ha,l three cbil,licii, 
.all i.f iilioin are living. Tliongli not a member of any . Inmli, 
he is a strictly moral and upright man, anil c.minaii,!, the 
respect .and conlideiice of all who know him. Mrs. S,.„tt ia a 
niemlier of the llnptist Chnrcli. 

A fine view of the neat nnil tasteful resilience wliicli forms 
their pn-seiit home, ia to be seen on snother page of thia work. 

JOHN F. KN'IPl'LE, 

One of the older settlers and Ica.ling citizens of La Gro Town- 
ship, emigniteil front Ohio in .Nnvcmber, l^.-.l. He was burn 
in Warren Couiitv, Ohio, in l.slli, of Uerman parentage, botli 
father anil luothef having emigrated from the old world to the 
new when they were cliil.lien. 

.Mr. Kiiippfe was nnitcd in early life to the choice of liis 
heart, a .Mias Mary Kcsling. wlio is still his .levotcd wife. She 
also was a native i.f W anen County, Ohio, wlicre she was l,,,r,i 
November Ii, Iflf,. Tl,cy linvi: been the parents of nine cliil- ] 
dren, several of wiioiii are inarrie.l ; one son, William, being I 
cngage.l in the bardwaie trade in La Olo village, and one of 
the principal business men of the pl.ace. 

Mr. ,I.,liii F. Knipple now lives in a yery )ite.asnnt locality 
south of the Wabash River in La Gro Townsliip, where lie has 
recently creeled a neat anil tasteful resiilenec, a view of which 
goes to cmlKllish the pages of this work, llolli he ami his ' 
wife have long been niembcrs of the .Methodist Chinch, and arc | 
universally estueincd and rcs[iccted throiigliont the community 
in which they live. 

JOHN ATJGUISIiAUOIL 

The biography of the one whoso name heads this sketch 
fiiruishes a" notable ex.ample of what industry ami good liiian- 
eial niftnageraeut may accomplish, even when nnai.ieil by the 
possession of average bodiiv heaitli and strength. Iii the 
spnngof 1,S44, John Augliinbangli came to tlic then slr.Tgglmg 
vill.-ige of Xorlh Manchester, in pn„r health, without m.iiicv, 
an, I an entire stranger. IScing a »a,|,ller l.v tra.le, ho opnne,! 
a small shop there— the lirst in the place— having maiia.gcl to 






ngh t 



niatcd a siillieient ni,„ 
out Rich.ard Helvey-s tavern stand, a 
store. A general gniccry, div gn,.,l 
mcnt was subseipieiitly a.lil,-,l, aii,l i 
to own more thiiii oiic.half the ton,, 
A close ealcnialnr, tlioiigh l.v i,,, 
he has l«.-en remarkably sni cessl.l ; 



.lO.VATHAN SCOTT. 

The one whose name heads this sketch was bom .Tanuarv 2r, 

ISlr.. in F.ivetle C.miilv. Ii„lia..a On the i f .liin.nirv. i«4.i' 

he cuiiie to the llieu new anil .li„lev..|,ipc,l ivihl., of Wabasli 
r ly, and scltleil in Liberty T,,w,i,l,ip, where he has smcc re- 
sided. On the lirst of Nov. I.^IU, he was imirricl to Mary Pear- 
son, who was born in Granger Comity, Tcnii., August l.s" 15)24 

Her father, Malilon IVarson. is still living in the township. ui„l 
has nlrca,ly reached advanced venrs, having been burn Jan. lu 
1707 His father moved to Jefferson Couutv. Tenn., when lie was 
nine vears of age. He himself moved to Wubash C.iuiily Nov. 
0. H34 lie entered llie lirsllortv acres of land in Liberty Town 
ship, and served on the lir.rF1»ud jury ever iiupiinelled in Wa. 
bash C.iunlv. He was the father of eleven eliildrcn. .Mr. and 
Mrs. Jonathan Scott raided a family of three eliiblren, two sons, 
and one ilniigliter. li.nli sons .served in the war of the Rebellion, 
and the ohier one died in the service of his country at Ottervillo, 
.Mo., Hic. 10, 18GI. 

.Mr. Scott has already passed the prime of life, lint is still in 
the vigorous enjnvment of his faculties, both builily and nicutnl, 
lie is one of the leading citizens of the township, and is distin- 
guished for his many acts of public spirit. 

His farm is well ira|irovert, and ornamented by a tasleful home. 

DR. T. R. liRAPY. 

Ihis eoun"ty stands iTr. T. lI. lirady, of Lincolnville, His fatiier, 
William liradv. was a native of .Miiskinguin County, Ohio, where 
he was born jiilv 1st, ISIG. lie moved to Wabash Connly in 
October, 1810, where the subject of this sketch first opened his 
eves to the light of the world on the 2d da; of January. 184:). 
lie was married to his first wife on the 1st of April. ISf.S, who 
was a danghler of TInimas llonghcrty, and died within less than 
a vear of her weddi,,g d;.y .Mr. ISrady's second niarrin-je look 
place Jmie 2,1. IS7I1. I,i, bride being a daughter of John lirown. 
„f llnntinilon. Tiny now hate a family of three chililren. 
.Mr. lirady gradualed at Rush .Mclicai Cullege. Chicago, and 
seltlcd at Linclnville. where he has since piirsncd the pr.icliee of 
his prof|.5,i,iii in such a way as to g,un the esteem and licarlv 
g..„.| will of the enure communily, being respected as a ]irivali. 
citizen ami trusted as a pbysiciini His rc-iilcnce. which has a 
very line situation just iionii of the little village, is pictured on 
unolher page of this work. 



'll .III 



of t 



\„.jl a.igl,, having at that time a 

• 1 i of town life, sold out his inlc- I 

l.oiigiil a part of the large farm on | 

iig to the connlry .Mr. Augliinbangli ! 



r.liiig to the b.-,t iiifoi 



JACOB THOMAS. 





JOHN FALL. 


Daniel Fall was b 


rn in 1778 in Guilford County, Xortli Caro 


Una, an.l emig.Mti'.l 


) Treble C..,iiily, Ohio, in ISO;, 11,- s.-rvc. 


sis m.iutlH 1,1 the 


var I.f ls|2 .Mary, his wir... dnn-_'l.ler .. 


.Vorlh C.ir.ilina. In 


7S2. a„,l caaic with her |,,r,.„l, 1., O'.io ,, 


l.Suli .l„lin Fall- 


„l.j..,-l ,.r present ski-lch- of lla.,i,.l a„, 


Mary F.,11, wa r. 


," I'.v l-,„,„lv, O , .Innaarv 2.1,1, ISIJ 


A I Fall, his iv.f,.. 


la.i.dil.T ,,f S,i,.i,n-1 1111,1 r.,irl..ira L'.'.lv was 


la.rn III A„',i,la i: 




and Anna l.ill r,-... 


v,.,l fi„ni IV,I,1.. (■ v. Ohio 1,1 Wal.,.sl 


C.mnly. I.i.l a, in 


V I.S. ami l„r..l...l on 1 h.' biriii on » h...|i 1 l„.y 


now live. Thiir fa 


nily r,>n„slc.l .,f live son, an.l one .laiigiil.r 


(the yonnge.t » 


Lce ll) Tl.e el. list s.in. .S M. Fall, w.ll 


his family. rein,ii...l 


.1 r..iil..y C,.,iNly, Kansas, m IM71 Ann, 


R. M,i,s,v. ihc .I..U 


ilanghicr, a.„l li. r f ily r..,i.li's in Clinl... 


I'.i.inlv. Ilhi.i T„ 


tl.r.,.. reii.a ,g «..n« resale in W„l,a,l 


C„„„tv >,ily 11, 1 


he ol, ni.lead. All are laraier. evcept 


til,, ihir.l .„„. J, 


nl... IS e..,..«ge,l in ihe ilry-gmals b,i. „ ,i 



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lllSTOIiV t'l'" W'AliASIl CiUNTV. - l'i:r.Mi.\M. Sm:i 



Ace of .1, Kail's diililroii: Siiliim-I Miirliii Full wiis Imrii Nov. 
mil, 1S;1S; l>«iiitl l-uM. I...ril .l"n.. :l.l. IMI; Aiiim It. Ihissoy. 
l.oni l).l,.l.,r -.',1, IMG; .hi,-,.U I. laM, ^..i.i April ;.lli. IMi'; 
Jolill C. Tall, li.'ril (Vlu1..T Ji.lli, ISIS; .K.m'|.Ii Fall (,koia>c,i ) 
oLs liorii Mar.'h lUlli, lOJU 



SAiMUKL IlUliliARIl, 



llisi 



Wli 



I r]n' 



Dr. A i^iimiii wik liiirii in Alltii C.iutilv. In'liana. in H:1'.i,uti.I 

,-,.llimra,vil llioslmlj of hi.ili.Hi,- .rial.-i Hr U lau.li.i Isr.l 

li, l.-.'.vlu- unj llr. \\-,.,.,h«.,r,l,-,.,....i,n,',.l |,n,. li.v l,„. il„-r i.i 

r.iili.ii;. ;.:i 1 i'li .■liaiv.- ,.V i.~ |.| i.h'., and »illi Ui. «.!.■ u..4 

tl,ll,KT...,0.1 lllO |.|«ll,s 1.. Ill, i;..,l,V M...'.l :,.. nil :.■ lur,- 

llt'Uc',1 iiiaiiv .ilil iii'.|a iin'C' 111 l"'>;. I< ' > <' '!" 1 ill 11 

tr.l.lii._-.-vl-'ilili.iil »i.i,li Ml |l,ni-.T I'jli, !■ ' \:.'\ 

Uivi-r" ,-..iiiitry. In Wvu,,:,,,!- ,o., Tallin-. , , I-. h:„i., 

«;.",,,' !.V,'il'M',i;M'','u-n'ii '■" 



la i-.illrM'i.f tiair, ai ill., r. ry .1.- 

i...|.i..vv.l l,i, r.n.. .....I i...-..a.,.l 1.1, .. 



- llii..- jrar,, .Ijiirr in tin- fall .4 ISTJ. 






.lOIIN S WILSON. 



lalair 
■Is ««1' i-l 11-' I'arl 



ia 11.. 



f>TcaU..un..- 

n\i..ul'ci..-l.i. ■ ■ ■ ... 1 ''..i r.- ;■ ...... .... 

rt.ro llu-j:.. .. ..■ t- .:...'- T'. ■ . ■.-...: .- .-' 

titr C..1...... .' ... -. ..i i...a:!i ... 11;. ■'■■■ ' , 1 r . .... I'. ...■- 

n-liiTC S..n.'... : ll.,l.i...nl was nLirrit.!. in b-'l, l.i -Mi-^ A (iliil.- 
wi-11. In 1^..; i.. r.-nnivcii 10 Fovcllo (.'oul.ly, wliiTO liin lirst wift 
dk-.l in So|.i.;.....r. 1S4». 

Ik- lias ii..rri..l In liis ]iri.'Si!llt ivifc, wlinsc mnideii name »ai 

ElizaKlll An I lir..,. 1 Mav. IsSU. In A^ril, Uji^. lie cmisralij 

to Waliasli (.'oaiili-. stllliin on Sec. ill, T. 2S, U. fl, ivlicro In 
still r.-ii.les. 

IJy Ills fir.^t wiff Mr. llnlilianl had cleTon children, four pirli 
anil seffii I.cts. Of tliese, two irirls and s-ix lioys are now liiin? 
Tlic iiriselil Sir*. Uuliliurd lia.« Iiicii ll.e iiK.llier of nine cliiljrcn, 
Be?eH boys and two giria, of wlioDi one son, Edgar, is dead. 



JACOB IIEETER- 

I 

Although not among the very earliest settlers of the township, 
Jacob Heeler came 10 Chester ivliile a very large portion of its 
territory was slill in a stale of nalnre. He eiuiprateil fr.iui Mont- 
gomery' Co.intv, Ohio, in llie yenr IS,"*!. The farm on which he 
now lives wasal that time— to all appearances — one of the most 
• nfavoruble l.iealilies in that part of ll.e county, being for the most 
tart a eonlinuous tract of swampy forest. There were Uirec "lea- 
iers" living on the place, each in hi.s diminutive log cabin, with a 
tittle cleared space around it. Other improvements there were 
hone. Jacob bought out these pnrties on l.is arrival and with hi^ 
young wife, brought from a home within three miles of the city of 
Dayton, Ohio, moved into one of the eubina, and went lo work 
clearing and farming. 

Their nearest neighbor was a mile distant, through the woods; 
and the ehnn:;e from a populous connlry, with all the ndvaningps 
of n city market close nt hand, to a home in the luart of the wil- 
Bernos, maav weary miles distant from anv point where even the 
fare neces=arie.i of life could be purchased, must have been i:reat 
Indeed ; but a life of toil and industry has l.nd its rewards. Uur- 
iiig the years which have intervcne.l since hi.s first settling in the 
counlry, he has seen the forests traiisfornied to clearings, the clear- 
ings redured lo deadenings ; and these in their turn e:;panding 
into broBii and fruitful farms before the axe and fire-brand of the 
woodman. The swamps have been iinderdrained to become most 
productive fields ; and the log-cubins faded away, to be gni-erseded 
ty subslaalial brick or frame houses, wiUl commodious barns. 

The railroa.is l.ave developed the resources of the eoortrj, and 
built up the slraggling villa.jc into a thriving town, air..rding a 
ready market for all the productions of the farm. Jecob Heeler 
lias ever been one of the foremost to n|ipreciute the iii.por'.anee 
and necessity of these great auxiliariea of commerce, and ^.ns civen 
his means aiid it.lluence freely in their favor wiienevcr an opportu- 
nity has been olTered. 



i DK. K. II. WOODWARD 

Was born at IIv.le Park, New York, April lOlh, 1S33. In 184" 
his parei.H r.:.i..'.vd lo the Ihcn wil.ls ;l w.. fern New Vork, » lure 
ln.ll.J..siur.- 1.1. my. .ind he a«piir...| iin early knowleil-e of lln T 
lunt- e 1....... .....1 me.licines. Fr.j31 1 113 l') 'IB. he wai s.J.t 



niiirc, bnl ■ wh,.-e me 

lil.lv re.-..r 1...I ii. 11... .. 



Wid...»h, .iho are now 



I of I 



Upon reaching the western terminus of ih.' 
j Sontheru raeific Kaiirond, the lloctor sent his wif.- lu.J cliil.l 
homelv rail, but being short of funds, slur', .i . .t...* O... .-,... ...rv 

I on ho.-sei.ack bimacir. In this dangerous tri I' . 

j separated from his coinpiuiions and came v.r. . ... . 

by In.iians, being botly pursued bylhein mil. :. 
I bV the length and severity of the long ride, wiiliuiil I ...i -r ...lUr, 
' fell dt.d under him. In the loi.g ami tedious journey wliieli was 
left hici to perform on foot, the Doctor suflered hardships from 
which he has never fully recovered, lie llnally reached Fort 
Dodge in safety, however, from whence ho was sent home to Fort 
Wayne on a free pass. He foun.l l)r. Simon still practising, and 
prevailed upon him to re-establish tiic old firm of Woodward & 
Simon at North Manchester, in 1S14. 



PEEDERIC KINDLET. 

Frederic KIndlcy, one of the first settlers of La Gro Township, 
was born in lUndolph County, North Csroliiio. in 1792. Ho 
was the fifth of a family of thirteen children, ten of whom lived to be 
growc. Owing to their home being twice swept away by sudden 
frcsheis within three years' time, his father decided to rjovc at 
once to a moro favorable country for habitation. In I'sUl he 
sold his farm and emigrated to Ohio, which was at ti.al time 
known as the " Northwestern Territory." He and his young son 
Frederic walked all the way, the mother following on horseback 
carrying one young child in her lap. and another, four years old, 
bLhind her. They came through Cineinnali, which at ihut time 
consisted r,! only a few log cabins built along the river's lirink, 
and gave l.ltlu proioiso of the beautiful city of llie pres.-nt day. 
After seven weeks of hardship on their j.inrncy, they reached 
Wayccsville, Warren County, Ohio. Here Mr. Kindley, Sr., 
lived djiing tlie ensuing thirty-five years, becoming one of the 
pioneers of the country. Frederic Kindley, his son, was married 
in is;.. 10 Miss Mary'Farr, a native of Loudon County, Virginia, 
but who had emigrated to Green County, Ohio, some years pre- 
viuu.s. In U36, he moved to Wayne County. Indiana, and in the 
sprinjr ■;! 1841 earac to Wabash County, which wa% then almost 
a wilderness. He had t.i c.it a road three miles through the 
woods (from the present site of I.incolnvillc) to the place of his 
new li.,me. He had moved a family on Iho place the fall previous 
—Jacob Slvter_and had built two cabins, one f.-r them an.l one 
for his own'lamilv. He had al.so l,ro..glit acow ivl.ich they winlcred 
on boi..id elm bark and the small limbs of trees. He arrived on 
the i:l, day of May, 1841, with one hun.lrcd young frail trees on 
bis wagon and no ground cleared except for his cabin. To clear 
four acres and plant his trees was the first thing to which he 
applied himself after fitting the rude cabin for a lial.italion, and 
the young orchard bore fruit ere many years, l..|ig before any 
other ill the vicinity had reached any d.grne of gr..wlli, .le.l proved 
a very paving investment. He planted the orcl.i.r.l with corn, 
d.-.'-_'ii.g holes will) Q hoc to drop the seed in, anil raised n hiiITi- 
-:. i.t ..-:'. p to carry him through the i..-vl wini-.-r I'l jl.... int.. 



Wil 






the raids of the 

April 3d, nsi!, omigra'.cd to Wabash Co.inty in 1S39. Ill- was 
married lo .Miss Mary .S|icarimin, August 2'Jth, IS'.'J. and had a 
family of five ehil.lreu. Thomas was born June 4th, 1S24 ; John 
was born August 13th, 18'JI | aanili was born October 19lli, 
1829; Levi was born March Cth, 1832; James was born March 
5tfa, 1834. 

At the oge of five years John Wilson was consccrate.I to the 

Lord by the ordinance of bnptisra, in accordance with the belief 

of his parents, who were at that time members of the M[ii;.-opal 

Chnrch. In after life, allhough he never formally unile.l with any 

religions organization, he was a very devout man, being a strict 

observer of the Sabbath, and a constant reader of the Holy Scrip- 

I tares, on whoso precepts his daily rule of life was founded. He 

' came to this county with his parents in 1S39, when they settle.! 

I in .Manchester, but'subscfiucntly removed to Wabash in the spring 

I of 1841. All of those who were living here at that time will 

remember him as an honest, quiet, sober, and industrious boy. 

' The -same riimlilies made the charoctcr of the man in after yeors. 

i Idleness w.as no component part of his tnake-'ip; the iiidnslrious 

habits of early youth continued with lii.u lo manhood, and became 

even more conspicuous in his muturcr years. As might have been 

expected, his success in the business ulT.iirs of life was conse- 

qiicnlly remark. ible, and he was probably tlie best example of 

industry ami energy in the city at the time of his death, which 

took place February I21h. 1874. 

John Wilson was married liviee: in 183-2 to Miss Rliza H. Lock- 
hort, a native of Kentnekv. mid who died February 2<lli ; an.l in 
1357 to MLss Clara Corv, who still survives him. They bad a 
family of five children, three only .if wh.i.ii are now livin-.- : Frank 
S.. born May 23d, 1802 ; Harry V... born .\ugust 2mh, IM'.J, died 
Dcreriibcr 5ih, I8li7; Horace, born June 1st, lsii7,dle.l July 
13th, 1SG7 ; Anna L., born Jnnnary aiilh, l.Slis ; Emma 11 , born 
July 20lh. 1S74. lie wasa kind and devoted husband and a most 
alTcctionatc father. 

A splendi.J reiidence situated on a commanding elevation of 
gronn.l in ll.e northwestern part of the city, which he hod finished 
up f.ir a h.iin.i but a short time previous to his death, as well as 
the public school building an.l a large share of the business houses 
in t.iwn. ma monuments of his handiwork, while a street and an 
ndditi.m c 



MATHIAS W. FARR, 

iMathiaa W. Farr was at the timo of his death one of the mos 
rcsp..-cleJ citizens of Wabash County. He was born in Nonliiiin 
b. rla...l r.n.nlv. rei...sylvaiii:l. in AngU't, 1S17, his parents liein 



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will, -oin- f..!.;..r-. l.y i. .,y ..f ll... U..1 Kiv.r of l'.- .\..r.h, 
wii.t.T.i.g i., .;. v,.r,.-y. II.; rcarh.-il .~:.. Ta'd in N..v.-ml,.T, IH.'/l, 
an.l ur,-.v...l .. N.- i V..rh la Ileeember, ..f|. r an nl-ncj of ,..v.-n 
«.-ar> Fr-:.. l-,.'.( 1-. 'a:, h.: all.i..l.-.l M.-.l.eal ('..'l.-if ..f l.....i- 
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a.s y,. wonl.l Ihat th.y »l..iul.l .b. nnl.i y..i.' 

Ili.s .l.il.lr.n were as f..ll.M.s : Mary A., b..rn Nov. er Lilli. 

Is.-,1J, UilliiiiN. l,..rn.l..ii.. ::.l, lS.'.:i;'jaiui-B ll,b..rii M.ireb ir.th, 
ls:.ri; .1..IMI W , born .May-JIsl, I s.iT ; Allen S.. born August 
27lli, l^lll; llharley ,S , bom August 14lh, 18I14 ; Com, b.irn 
Apri'l JiJlh, 1.*.^. 

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Established in 1853. 




Repository on Market St. Wabash. Ind. 



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Fine Carriages, Open and Top Buggies, Spring Wagons, 
liaok Wagons, Sulkies, etc. 

A large and well assorted stock always on exhibition at our Repository on 
Market Street. All styles of vehicles built to order, and all work warranted in 
evzry respect for one year. 

We make a specialty of jAIiller's Eureka and Steadraan's Patent Two-bow Top. 
We have adhered strictly to the use of firs^cJass material, and the increase in our 
trade from year to year eiicouraifes us to build only No. 1 work in the future. The 
superior ([uality, extra fine iini:-li, and remarkable endurance of our work must and 
shall be its greatest rccornmcndjtions. 

Note. — Not having room enough in our present quartcns, we have purchased 
ground acro-,.-i Uio Canal, and are now making preparation.s fur buihling a more com- 
modious factory there on the plan shown in the above engraving. 






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IN CONCLUSION. 

Iliiviiii; Bkotc'livil iritli aoiiii.' riilMois till) 



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IMS till) variolic iui'iilciits of 
ul Hpoki II of itH imLiii'.-il cliiiriicLeriiitiei, 
I it 1,111111113 for llic MTiltr lu .*iy ii |.:.iliiiK n.ir.l. 

'I'll,- ni'liii'vciii.'iit of siili.liiiii- :i r.Mvst or "i-iillius n foiiiUiy 
uul of 111,- vvooiU," as s,.iii,- liiivo ,x|.r.sR.-il il, li.ia li.-ii ac.-i.iii- 
plislioil. Tlic trials, luii.lslii|w,aii,l laliurj iii,'i<l,'iil t.i a |>iuii.vi 
lilV liavo li,-pii p,-rforiiic,l l<y ii ^rtifialioii iKiiv passiii;: aivay. 
.Many of lli,-iii, iiuloed, f,li liy tlio waysi.lo, ami lai.l tli.iii 
,lu,vii to ilio crc tlio task ivas lialf nccoiniillsli,-,!. Willi lli..-.u 
tl.iM ri;liiaiii,-il, tli,-ir liair is wliitoliiili:, tlii-ir checks irioinii!; 
fi.rrmrcl, niul Hair steps tottcriii;.;, hut tlioir eyes still glisloii 
as II. ,y rccoiiiil ill strikiiii; wor,ls ami liouicly plirascs tlie stir- 
ring scenes of boriUr life. 

01,i men, ami true I May your rcmaiuiiis ilays bo ma.lo 
happy by the kiiiil oHlces of grateful ilcsceiulaiits, ami when at 
last, wearied with life's cares ami coiillicts, you siuk to rest, 
may your memory ever be rcvcrcl by posterity. 

liui tliough tliesc men iliil so much, tlioiigU the acliievemeiits 
of the past forty years have beeii so great, i\ ho can set boiimls 
to ivhat is yet to be pccomplishctl in the future? Already 
tbr,-o-quarters of tlie niiietceiitU century arc gone, anil yet 
what may not be done ere tlie twentieth dawns ? New occa- 
sions hriug uew duties, and the generation now eDtcring the 
stage of action cannot alLird to rest on the laurels tlicir fathers 
have won. They would prove unworthy sons of noble sires. 
Small a space as this little community fills on tlie map of the 
The township maps in this work are drawn on a uniform globe, it is not too small to make itself felt in the coming years, 
scale of two inches to llie mile, or forty chains to the inch. I Tliat its sons and daughters may make the most of the 
Each si-ttcentli of .an inch on tlie maps, lii,.reruie, rO|irc5enla I adv.antagc5 which t'oc sturdy pioneers have won with the Labors 
ten rods of ground. As each quarler-seclion is one liundrcd „,, . r.^.. ... ., .,, , ,,j.,, , - 

and sisty rods in length, a strip one rod in wi,lth will make I "^ ">="■ hfetimes, it is necessary that they sliould follow honored 
one acre, ten rods ten acres, ami so on. With a little care any | »"'• peaceful pursuits, ever shunning idleness and evil, and by 
one can make such changes iu the maps as may be necessary striving to be good and to become better, live such lives that 
from year to year. the world may he the better for their having lived. 



faiiiilr 



Anna Kl.,. Ir.: 

Mr Cliri.i. I I. 
ami tl„. p,.-.-,.. 

auollier p.igs of 



5IK. 0. S. FERREE. 

Among the most proniincnt citi/ens of Somerset stands Mr. 
0. S. I'erree, who has Itoli during the last four vears eiigigcl 
ill thcdrug biisiuess in that place." .Ilr. rcrive was born in'Uiish 
Counlvin this State, and came to this county fir,st in Isr.i:. 
In IS70 heopem-il a drug store in Somerset where ho liius built 
up a flourishing trade, and at the same time gained the ndmi- 
ratiuu and esteem of all his fellow-citizens. 



SCALE OF TnC MAPS. 



BUSINESS NOTICES. 

THE OLD EELIABLE MAKBLE WORKS. 



) tliey 



INDIANA COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND 
PHOTOGRAPHY, WABASH, IND. 

This rnstitntion WM f..iiii hM 1., mi..t III.- gro,vii,.g .lein.i.id f.,r 
111 l.y the 
nice of 
lion for 



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nilijects which 

riiotography employs in tlic service of line art. as. Natural I'lii- 
losiipiiy. Chciuislry, -Vrtistic Atiatoray, Natural l[istory, cic. 

Besides personal and class instruction, the course iiiclmles lec- 
tures upon Art Criticism, einbraeing tlie ivorks of ancient and 
modern I'ainters. Landscape Oardeniiig, Arcllitecturc, and other 
siilijects of practical iinportaiiec to the artist, and of equal inte- 
rest t.> the art-loving public. 

The rresident, Uyron W. .McLain, A.M , Ph.D.. is assisted 
by a full corps of o.tpericnccil arlisls, enabling the College to 
operate a well-appointed photograph gallery for the practical 
iiistriictiou of stnilcnts, as well as the accommodation of those 
who desire artistic work of any description from the cheap card 
photograph to a life-size portrait in oil or water-colors. 

The School and Art Gallery occupy commodious buildings on 
the corner of Wabash and Canal streets, where an hour may be 
well spent in eicamining the line pictures which adorn the walls. 



List of Pnncipal County Officers from orijanizalioii of Countij in 1835, up to Off'vxrs elect for 1875. 



YEAR. 


CLERK. 


TREASURER. 


1 

AUDITOR. 


REC080.R. 


SHERIFF. 


SURVEYOR. 


COMMISSION. RS. 


1835 


William Steele. 


Hugh Hanna. 


Some of the dnties 


William Steele. 


Win. Johnston. 





Stearns Fisher, Levi Burr, Alplieus Blackman. 


1836 


.. ,. 




pertaining to this of 




Alplieus Blackman. 




Jonathan Keller, Levi Burr, Ira Burr. 


1S37 






1 fice were for several 


" " 


J. R. Coi. 




Jonatlian Keller. W. T. Uoss, Ira Burr. 


1338 




" " 


1 years dischorgcd by 








J. n. Ray, W. T. Uoss, Ira Burr. 


1839 






the Clerk, "Co Agt." 




Wm. Steele, Jr. 


John Shallcnbcrg. 


M. Knoop, W. T. Ross, Ira Burr. 


1840 


■< ,* 




and other officers. 




1. 11 




-U Knoop, W. T. Ross, Ira Burr. 


1811 


„ ,1 




Ira Burr. 


■ > 1, 


William Dickeson. 


i< ,1 


M. Knoo|i, W. T. Ross, William Johnston. 


1842 


Joseph llopkius. 






II 


.1 ,1 




Jesse D. Scott. W. T. Ross, William Johnston. 


1343 






" 




Wm. Steele, Jr. 




Jesse D. Scott, W. T. Uoss, William Joliiiston. 


1844 














Jesse I). Scott, W. T. Ross, Willinin Jolinsion. 


1845 


" " 


" " 




" " 


Wm. Caldwell. 




Thomas Ruble, W. T. llo^s. William J.,lin*on. 


1S46 






William Steele, Jr. 








Thomas Riililo, J. J. Sliaubhut, J. 11 Keller. 


1847 




ErastQs Bingham. 


1 " " 




IL M. Stephenson. 




Thomas Ruble, J. J. Sniiiililint, J. II. Keller. 


1818 


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" " 


James Storps, J. J. Shniii.lint, J. II. Keller. 


1849 


John C. Sivcy. 






.1 It 






James .Storjis, Jacob Viindegrirt, llenrv Liitz. 


1850 














James Storps, Jai-ob Vainh-grirt. .M. Kirclicr. 


1851 


• I •• 


Archibald Stitt. 






Benj. Pauling. 




M. R. Criibill, Jacob Vaii.l.-grirt, .M. Kirclier. 


1852 




" " 




" " 




Elijah iVackicman. 


M. U. Cral.ill, Isaac U-aMisl.v. M. Kii.licr. 


1853 














H. Kirchcr, Isaac Waiiisl,-j, Josiali lioivli-s. 


1854 








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M. Kirchcr, Is.iac Wam-Uy. .l„l,i, Wlii.frclt. 


1855 




Calvin Cowgijl. 


I T. B. McCarty. 


Lewis Sheets. 


-Moses Scott. 


1, >< 


James Comst.j. :. I ■ u ,i, h \ , .K.ln, Wlierr.tt. 


186G 














Ich. Comstorl,, 1 W .loliii Wlicrrett. 


1857 






I .. 1. 


I, II 






J. L. Sailors. 1 '^^ i: ll Ano.l.l 


1858 














.L L. Si.ihirs. Mm . - ., i; li Am. .1.1 


1859 


Elijah Hackleman. 


David Thompson. 




Moses Scott. 


.MiiBon I. Thomas 


A. P. Ferry. 


1. I, S.iilors. M.ul, Sli:,iloii, R (1 Aril. ,1,1. 


I SCO 






1 








Eliliii W..-1-.II1T. M..rli Siri.tloii, li. (,'. Aii...ld. 


18iU 














Klihn UV..:,i.,T, Mirk Sir,u..i,. R 11 An.. .Id. 


lur.'i , 




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Klihii WiTsi.iT. .\l.irl, Slr..lt.,ii, M. Ki.vlnT. 


lSf,3 1 


Elias IluhlarJ. 


Alanson P. Ferry. 


John Piiier. 


Jas. .M. Furrow 


S. S. K»iag.^ 


W. R. TI1..11.1 . M . ■ - "11, M Kir.li.:r. 


lii<i4 
ll-f.5 




" " 




Jona. U. Wilson. 






tV. H. Tli.,1.,1 1 i\ . >, .\1. Kiivlicr. 

W. li Tl......|. .1 1 '.' . iv. .M Kir.'lier. 


W.r, 














Dillar.l Ros,, 1 . . H ,.,: M K,.vI,.t 


lsr.7 


Jim .M. Amoss. 


Charltn S. Kilis. 


: John U. I'rik. 




Ja>. M. McKiilian. 




Dillar.l R..-S, Is.,...' U..II.-1.V, M Kiivh.T 


[V.H 




>. .. 


Ji.n M. Ilann. 






Ililjur.l R..-S, R (1 Arii.,l.l, .loi.i. Diifloii. 


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Klili.l \V...|.,r, It li .\r,.ol.l, .l..l,n 1).,H..||, 


1870 












K.,I..TI S-i.>,..rL, K V, Ar !, .I,.l,., Uiirion 


1871 


Klia. P,. .M,:Pher» 


n. " " 




Geo. .1. Stephenson. 




R,.l..-il Si. , II \; .: .- . M,„..ii, It. a ,\rii..hl. 


ih:2 
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S. C, Tl.riills. 
S. H^ Hiving^ 


R.l.. 1' - \ ,- . \l;i,.,ii. R. (1. Arilol.l. 
R.,1. ,:-,,;■ \ ,.■ , Mi.s.,ii. R. (1. Arii..l.l. 


i«7i : 


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P,.,I.t: ,- . M' \: . . .s .l.,r.l,i„. .I,.li.i linn. .11 


1875 


.lim 1'. I;.„s 


It .M. lloNnM.on 


W. ,S Slitt. 




Harvey F. Wood 




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WARREN AND ALONZO MASON. 



Wabes?7 and Alonzo Mason, whose rcsider 
irms adjoiniDg each other la fta. Gro To-.vnship, tr 



pictured above, and who live on 

r ancestry back, in one unbroken 

.Mason, who was ?. s^^luier or dr3:jo<jiirnan in the rtpablican arrny of 

tbe few items of h'Mory tdai can De gathered ref^arim;; 

d to the faruou3 " IrouBidch' regirn*:nt of cavalry which 

valor at the battle «*f Marston SU^ors, foug*it m 1641. 

»hin country :."t<OLt Uie year 1C5'J, <jnd Eet:icd in the early Turi- 

icccutit of hui liapuat principles, we ilnd it record'id that he wa.-! 

of a hojoiirnir there thourjh, m i./)iir8c of time, ho becamf) one 

if .Swan3';y s'^uth of rt'ilrowif), where tbo rclicioas profes- 



badt 



line, to one £ 

Oliver Cromwell, in ltU2. 
fiiin, he io all probability b> 
performed such prodi;tjica of 

Sampson Misun came to 
tau townofRchoV^ih, On a 
only allowed tlic prlvih^' 
of the foanders nf the towmiti 

■ion of a Baptist — cvou at that day of por-^ecution for c;ns.:tence-3alte— did not 'kUir any 
one from tho eoj^ymcit of civil ri^'ltU. HU wifr, ili« jwjiUir of tljM branch of the Ma.-on 
*"amily, was Miiry Buiterworth, ai.'vo a native of EnglaLd. 'I'lioy rairtcd a family of thirteen 
children. 

Warren and Alonzo Maaon belong: to the seventh (veneration of tbe cbildren of Stfijih'^n 
Mawjn, tbe soldier who foufdil nn-Ier tr',rnwolI. Tbeir' fatb-^r, iloratio Ma-^ii, wea Iwrn in 
Ul'7, in Fairndd, IJurkimor Co., New York, lie inarri':d A/i.'.Ua IVnu. who was a ytar 
'onngor than himself, in Cunnurfiville. Ir.d., July '/Aih, Ul'.). cbe wai a Dative cf AdanH, 
...,rUbircCo.,,M:tw«af:biiH.;tu. Their Uiildron wcr.; ; M-i(iala Maa/^n, born March I'Jlb.ltJSI; 
.■'-r/rn Vaaon, born A[.ril Uth, i;j23 ; Alonzo fA^rou, ry<rn Nov. i:itti, 1424; Ain-lia 
'. t. uirn IJ-' J';Mi, 132ti. Witrr^n Mxion, the "'dont sun of Uoratiu Mauoo, ww in«r- 



I ried to Mary Hauley, March 2, IS-lo, They ha 

I living, Oliver 11. Mason, born Oct. 2ist, 1SG7 , Owf 

Alonso Mason, tbe senoad son of Horatio Mason, wa; 

bcr Uth, 1815. They bad five chiHren, aii of whom 



An^. Xoth, 181S 
Lawrence Masoi 



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3Ten children, bnt two of wlioi 

W. Mason, born St'pt. 20tb, 

larned to Elizabeth 'ireeu, Ss; 

living, VIZ., Charlotte Maao- 



Albert Ma.ioQ, born Doo. iOih, lS4d; Krnost Mason, born March 2d, 1851; 
, bora Aug. 22d, L.'5."..'i ; Marietta Maaon, born June 4tb, IStJS. Alooio 



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ouniy in 1851. 
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g ofTicc, ba 
Warren i.s now Frc:;ident of tbo N. 
ration more than duublo tlio yt-jck > 
trying and ri^sponaible olTice of County Com; 
K.-:lato Apprais.:ra. 

AloDzo Ma.son Joined tho Chri.' 
ronsi.iler't member cf that dcuoinjni 
auy rcli|[^iou3 ur:^aiii/.atioii, however 
and morality. ICvcry worthy puijli' 



ini Warren in lbo3. Hoth are eutcrpneing citizens, 
it men of the oonnty. They are staunch Republicans, 
h':ld many public poaitiona of responsibility and truat. 
nollund Turnpiko Company, and owns :u th.at coipu- 
itroliei by ai.y oil-er ra^mbor. Alonzo baa fillc-' tbe 
ibioncr, and both have been County .Heal 



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M.ippo 
lif'), and tho ac 
lion a worthy i 
lnl»orfl, Rood m 



church in bis yoathful days, and has ever been ; 
; rfhilo Warr'jii, thongb not an active morabcr u 
WQ bin inUucMCO ou the side of oducatiun, virfic 
srpriso b.ui always found in tlioin moit gonoroit 
:•} thun an ordinary tiuccc-i4 lixi butJit attained by tbciii in tlm atVaird o 
jl itiuu of prof)erty, it fiirni.^h'.s Uj iho young men of th-j risin;' generi 
pic oC wimt may b<j accompli.iliod by enrntjst, onorgetic, na<l poraevorin; 
•joient, ai'd a strict rei^ard Cor the /i.tjuta jind privili';'''-'^ of othors. 



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